chronic sleep deprivation

Shift Work and Lark / Night Owl Tendencies

Even though most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour day, exactly when our bodies naturally tend to fall asleep and wake up each day can vary. Scientists believe that people have inherent differences in when they sleep and wake best. This natural pattern is a chronotype. Whether you’re a night owl (an evening …

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How Shift Work Affects the Circadian System

When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper. Shift work creates a misalignment between your internal clock and the outside world. When this happens, your body’s timekeeper sends you signals that conflict with the activities you’re trying to do. This may cause your …

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Time Magazine Declares Sleep the “New Health Frontier”

Sleep specialists and sleep lab directors can now say, “I told you so,” thanks to an April 2014 Time Magazine feature that boldly declares sleep as nothing less than the “New Health Frontier.” The 1,300-plus word article in the venerable news magazine quotes prominent sleep physicians who readily declare sleep as one of the three …

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Sleep Study – Behavioral and Physiological Consequences of Sleep Restriction

DID YOU KNOW? “Recent experiments reveal that following days of chronic restriction of sleep duration below 7 hours per night, significant daytime cognitive dysfunction accumulates to levels comparable to that found after severe acute total sleep deprivation.” “There is ample scientific evidence to support the conclusion that sleep is an essential physiological need state that must …

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW? “Recent experiments reveal that following days of chronic restriction of sleep duration below 7 hours per night, significant daytime cognitive dysfunction accumulates to levels comparable to that found after severe acute total sleep deprivation.” – Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2007; 3(5):519-528.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1978335/) Did you also know that a CHEST journal study showed that …

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