The award celebrates the study of the tiny biological clocks in every living thing.
When your circadian rhythm is disrupted, the immediate repercussions are that your sleeping, waking and digestive systems are thrown off; for lack of a better phrase you’ll, well, feel like crap
In all honesty, the results are just too juicy not to at least try. I might fail. In fact, considering I have to stay up for 36 hours I’d say there’s a high likelihood that I’ll fail, but I think it’s worth a shot anyway. I could be wrong. It could all go horribly wrong and I’ll end up jumping off the roof in mad mania or suiciding in depression. But I’m hoping not.
Ingrained in all of us is a natural instinct for continuity in our sleeping and waking schedule each day — our circadian rhythms. While we can choose to ignore this need for continuity by working at night or sleeping late into the day, it carries consequences.
By messing with our circadian rhythms through constant exposure to light, we may be accelerating our aging process and be actively weakening our health and resistance to disease.
Throughout the day, a clock ticks inside our bodies. It rouses us in the morning and makes us sleepy at night. It raises and lowers our body temperature at the right times, and regulates the production of insulin and other hormones.
The body’s circadian clock even influences our thoughts and feelings. Psychologists have measured some of its effects on the brain by having people take cognitive tests at different times of day.
Beyond light, your circadian rhythms are guided by a variety of other internal and external factors...
Circadian rhythms help determine when we are most vulnerable to disease.
The B-Society is working towards making a flexible society, which can accommodate different types of families, ways of working and circadian rhythms.
Fostering innovative research that reveals the mechanisms, general principles, and applications of biological rhythms in diverse organisms.
Circadian Sleep Disorders Network is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic circadian rhythm disorders.
We aim to increase awareness within the medical community and among the general public, to provide emotional support and practical ideas for people living with these disorders...
The Journal of Circadian Rhythms aims to include both basic and applied research at any level of biological organization (molecular, cellular, organic, organismal, and populational). Studies of daily rhythms in environmental factors that directly affect circadian rhythms are also pertinent to the journal's mission.
The Society for Research on Biological Rhythms is an international society established in 1986 to promote the advancement and dissemination of basic and applied research in all aspects of biological rhythms, enhance the education and training of students and researchers in the field, and foster interdisciplinary communication through the organization of biennial meetings and informal gatherings.