Circadian Rhythm "Personal Internal Body Clock Sleep Research" and Air
|Sleep science study has revolutionized what
researchers have learned about the different sleep stages a person goes
through every night and has proven that the more REM deep sleep dream
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|Circadian Rhythm is important in many areas of life. It's what makes working
night shift so difficult and debilitating. People who suffer from delayed or
advanced sleep phase syndrome are well aware of the havoc circadian rhythm
cycles can cause. Another sleep disorder that involved the circadian rhythm is
seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.).
|With spring here, can summer be far behind? And, along with summer, come plans
for summer vacation. If you are contemplating any long distance travel, from one
side of the country to the other, or across the ocean, your circadian rhythm may
intervene to make life a bit miserable for you.
|Jet lag is caused when someone travels across several Time Zones quickly, as in
Suddenly night and day are reversed, and your body's rhythm just isn't ready to
cope with it. For several days, you may feel tired, disoriented and generally
unwell. Your stomach is upset, your muscles may ache, and you find it impossible
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|Ongoing research into circadian rhythm and the biological clock has produced
much that is new over the past four years. In May of 1998, the Aerospace Medical
Association presented medical guidelines for airline travel. Although they were
intended for people with illnesses and disorders, much of it pertained to
everyone. Our adjustable firmness air bed mattress with viscous memory foam
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|In these guidelines, Dr. Russell B. Rayman, executive vice president of the
Association, stated: "It can start with anxiety about the trip, walking through
the airport, finding the gate.
"During the flight itself, there is the impact of the changing barometric
pressure in the plane, the lower oxygen level, crowding and confinement in the
seat, the vibration and noise of the cabin and jet lag and fatigue.
"You put all of this together and even normal people are affected," Rayman said.
"There is no rigid approach to these problems."
Sleep starts to deteriorate during middle age, not old age, as formerly
believed. This is due to changes in the biological clock and means middle aged
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|In August 1998, the Dartmouth Medical School discovered new clues to what makes
"Biological clocks are the cellular basis of the commonly known circadian
rhythms that determine many of our body's functions, including when we go to
sleep and wake up. Slow resetting by the clock is the underlying cause of jet
lag, and clock malfunction has been linked to seasonal affective disorder and
various sleep and mental disorders," explain researchers Jay Dunlap, PhD,
professor of biochemistry, and Jennifer Loros, PhD, associate professor of
They discovered that the two proteins known to play a role in light regulation
are also essential to the circadian clock. They also discovered that all
circadian clocks share common characteristics including their 24-hour light-dark
|In November 1998, researchers at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
discovered a new light-sensitive pigment in the eye, the skin and part of the
brain responsible for the body's internal clock. Their work could lead to finding
better treatment for depression and jet lag as well as ways to improve working
conditions for those on night shift.
Many of our customers on night shifts report
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|In April of 2001, a news release from Howard Hughes Medical Institute reported
that, by studying mice whose brains contain a composite of neurons that produce
normal and longer-than-normal circadian rhythms, researchers are beginning to
understand how neurons synchronize their oscillatory behavior to control the
body’s 24-hour, internal clock.
|This is taking research into a new direction that explores how brain cells in
different regions of the brain work together to produce certain behavioral
Most biological clocks have 24 hour cycles that govern when we sleep and when we
are awake. This same rhythm also exists in other animals and even in plants. An
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|Some people, however, have clocks that operate on a different cycle, making it
difficult for them to get along in a 24 hour world. It's hoped that this new
research will find a treatment and possibly even a cure for unusual circadian
|Wild mice were genetically engineered for this research by the introduction of a
mutant "clock" gene. The mice then had a circadian rhythm of 27 to 29 hours.
Additional studies will be needed to determine the details of how the mutant
gene alters the mice, but researcher Takahashi stated that this new strategy
represents an important future direction for understanding the physiological
organization of circadian rhythms.
How do circadian rhythms effect sleep?
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|Circadian rhythms are regular changes in mental and physical characteristics
that occur in the course of a day (circadian is Latin for "around a day"). Most
circadian rhythms are controlled by the body's biological "clock."
called the suprachiasmatic nucleus or SCN, is actually a pair of pinhead-sized
brain structures that together contain about 20,000 neurons. The SCN rests in a
part of the brain called the hypothalamus, just above the point where the optic
nerves cross. Light that reaches photoreceptors in the retina (a tissue at the
back of the eye) creates signals that travel along the optic nerve to the SCN.
|Signals from the SCN travel to several brain regions, including the pineal
gland, which responds to light-induced signals by switching off production of
the hormone melatonin. The body's level of melatonin normally increases after
darkness falls, making people feel drowsy.
The SCN also governs functions that
are synchronized with the sleep/wake cycle, including body temperature, hormone
secretion, urine production, and changes in blood pressure.
|By depriving people of light and other external time cues, scientists have
learned that most people's biological clocks work on a 25-hour cycle rather than
a 24-hour one.
But because sunlight or other bright lights can reset the SCN,
our biological cycles normally follow the 24-hour cycle of the sun, rather than
our innate cycle.
Circadian rhythms can be affected to some degree by almost any
kind of external time cue, such as the beeping of your alarm clock, the clatter
of a garbage truck, or the timing of your meals. Scientists call external time
cues zeitgebers (German for "time givers").
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|When travelers pass from one time zone to another, they suffer from disrupted
circadian rhythms, an uncomfortable feeling known as jet lag. For instance, if
you travel from California to New York, you "lose" 3 hours according to your
body's clock. You will feel tired when the alarm rings at 8 a.m. the next
morning because, according to your body's clock, it is still 5 a.m. It usually
takes several days for your body's cycles to adjust to the new time.
|To reduce the effects of jet lag, some doctors try to manipulate the biological
clock with a technique called light therapy. They expose people to special
lights, many times brighter than ordinary household light, for several hours
near the time the subjects want to wake up. This helps them reset their
biological clocks and adjust to a new time zone.
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Symptoms much like jet lag are common in people who work nights or who perform
shift work. Because these people's work schedules are at odds with powerful
sleep-regulating cues like sunlight, they often become uncontrollably drowsy
during work, and they may suffer insomnia or other problems when they try to
sleep. Shift workers have an increased risk of heart problems, digestive
disturbances, and emotional and mental problems, all of which may be related to
their sleeping problems.
|The number and severity of workplace accidents also
tend to increase during the night shift. Major industrial accidents attributed
partly to errors made by fatigued night-shift workers include the Exxon Valdez
oil spill and the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear power plant accidents.
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One study also found that medical interns working on the night shift are twice
as likely as others to misinterpret hospital test records, which could endanger
their patients. It may be possible to reduce shift-related fatigue by using
bright lights in the workplace, minimizing shift changes, and taking scheduled
|Many people with total blindness experience life-long sleeping problems because
their retinas are unable to detect light. These people have a kind of permanent
jet lag and periodic insomnia because their circadian rhythms follow their
innate cycle rather than a 24-hour one.
Daily supplements of melatonin may
improve nighttime sleep for such patients. However, since the high doses of
melatonin found in most supplements can build up in the body, long-term use of
this substance may create new problems.
Because the potential side effects of
melatonin supplements are still largely unknown, most experts discourage
melatonin use by the general public.
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