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Daytime Habits For a Better Night’s Sleep

If you find it difficult to fall asleep once you’re snuggled up in bed, you might find that changing your daytime habits could improve your chances of a good night’s sleep. Here you’ll find some suggestions to help you sleep at night. Wake up at the same time each day: After a late night, even […]

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Light Therapy For Your Food Choices

In food choices everything matters. This is the premise of Brian Wansink and the Cornell Food and Brand Lab’s work. Their research has unveiled some of the many occasions in which environmental cues such as plate size, packaging, label claims and placement influence our eating. Terms such as “mindless eating” and “health halos” are also […]

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New Findings in Circadian Rhythm Study

  Results of the first study of its kind to link abnormalities in circadian rhythms to changes in specific neurotransmitters in people with bipolar disorder will be published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The three-year study conducted by McLean researchers points to specific neuroanatomical changes in human subjects with these illnesses, and specifically […]

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“My Depression Looks Like” Twitter Hashtag

When you picture depression, you might picture somebody laying in bed, too sad to get up. But while that might be one symptom for some people with depression, it can look and feel very different for each individual. That’s what the Twitter hashtag “My Depression Looks Like” is showing: Depression doesn’t always match the stereotypes […]

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All About Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

Circadian Rhythm is the physiological process of living beings, including plants, animals, fungi and even some bacteria, according to the official definition. But we’re here to discuss this process in humans. A normal circadian rhythm cycles over a twenty four hour light-dark period involving biological activity such as cell regeneration and hormone production (while we […]

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