Traveling this holiday season? Here's how to prepare your body for the crushing exhaustion that comes from switching time zones.
Entrain is an app designed by mathematicians at the University of Michigan and Yale University to minimize the effects of jetlag. They've released the app for free so that folks like us can try it out and help perfect it.
The modern bedroom is full of lights, from glowing computer monitors and clock radios to any number of blinking and glimmering electronic devices. Trouble is, chronic exposure to light at night leads to a host of health problems.
Is it just laziness, or does the daily struggle to rouse yourself stem from something more serious?
Why can't you get a good night's sleep? The problem is that you probably don't realize what makes you fall asleep in the first place.
Just because you sleep later than your early rising friends doesn't mean you sleep longer than they do; nor does it make you lazier. And yet, the association between the time of day that a person wakes up and how proactive or driven they are is just one example of the many preconceptions that society upholds regarding…
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.