Disrupting sleep causes problems for the body and brain

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 11:28 in Biology & Nature

Modern life disrupts our natural sleep cycles with shift-work, jet lag and ubiquitous electric lighting, among other things. New research in mice suggests that the resulting disturbance of nature’s circadian rhythms could have major effects on the body and brain, from a slowing of metabolism to impaired thinking and poor impulse control.

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