It’s no secret that drinking coffee shortly before bedtime disrupts sleep, but a new study suggests that caffeine can actually affect our body’s internal clock, pushing back our natural rhythms by nearly an hour.
Exactly how long we're supposed to sleep each night can vary depending on who you talk to, but we all seem to agree on one thing: you want to get one long, uninterrupted sleep. But it wasn't always that way.
Schizophrenia is among the most damaging and least understood of all mental disorders. Now a seemingly minor symptom — the fact that many schizophrenia patients complain of sleeping problems — could actually provide a crucial key to unraveling the disease.
Our circadian clock is the part of our brain the regulates our body's cycle, making sure that we sleep, eat and act in concordance with the twenty-four-hour day.
As people get older, their sleep cycle start to shift, which means older people tend to go to sleep at much earlier times. Here's the crazy part: a little blood-related trickery can make young people sleep just like the elderly.
They may not do their own grocery shopping, wear makeup, or do their taxes, but there's no denying that proteins, just like us, do go to work in shifts. Health problems come up when our day and night shifts clash with what our proteins are programmed to do.