Adults Need Eight Hours of Sleep—Or Do They?

Adults Need Eight Hours of Sleep—Or Do They?

Popular belief holds that adults should ideally get eight hours of sleep each night. But who came up with this number and how did they figure it out? Can one make the assumption that all adults have the same requirements for sleep? And to what degree does performance suffer if one cannot get all the […]

Lipoic Acid Restores the Circadian Rhythms

Lipoic Acid Restores the Circadian Rhythms

Biochemists from Oregon State University have discovered that lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant, is integral to the restoration and synchronization of the circadian rhythms found in most life forms. This restoration of the circadian rhythm is particularly important in older organisms in which a disrupted biological clock can have many different negative impacts on health. […]

Sleep Deprivation Around the World

Sleep Deprivation Around the World

Experts say that around the world people are sleeping less than they have in the past. Given that sleep is a basic human need, one might reasonably be surprised at the elasticity of people’s sleeping habits. The progression towards less sleep is no small matter. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has called the […]

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