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June 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Work in an Office? Daylight Improves Sleep, Activity and Quality of Life

If you work in an office and don’t get much sunlight, it may be reducing the amount of time you sleep and exercise, according to new research released in June.

The study was authored by Ivy Cheung, a doctoral candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill, and colleagues. Cheung presented the findings at SLEEP 2013, the 27th annual meeting…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on June 21, 2013 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Sleep Better — Get Smart about Your Smartphone

Smartphones, iPads, and other personal electronic devices are great ways to communicate and entertain ourselves, but they may also be negatively impacting the quality and quantity of our sleep.

As personal electronic devices have become more ubiquitous, the bright-light emitting screens that allow the use of mobile devices in dimly lit rooms have become a more common reason for sleep disruption, whether users realize it or not.

Why is that? Melatonin is a hormone produced by…

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Added by Dr. David O. Volpi on June 19, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments


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