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How a Later Weekday Bedtime can Increase Risk for a Heart Attack

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 10, 2022 10:47:00 AM

As we age, our circadian rhythm changes which can impact what time we need to go to sleep. The older we get, the earlier we are supposed to go to bed and the earlier we wake up. This is due to many factors including changing eyesight (which can make us less sensitive to changes in light during the day), changing levels of melatonin, and other brain functions and hormone changes.

Research has supported the link between sleeping and health issues, including cardiovascular health disease. A recent study looked at bedtime and risk for myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Continue reading to find out more about this relationship and the relationship between sleep and heart health in general. 

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Overview of Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 5, 2021 2:30:00 PM

What is Your Circadian Rhythm?

Your circadian rhythm is your innate biological clock that helps your body function in patterns and rhythms. It regulates your natural sleep schedule, and is closely tied to both melatonin, the sleep hormone, and changes in light.

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What are Circadian Rhythm Disorders?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 12, 2021 2:14:00 PM

What is Your Circadian Rhythm?

Your circadian rhythm is your biological sleep clock. It regulates sleep and is closely tied to melatonin, the sleep hormone. Your biological sleep clock exists in a part of your brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus. It sits right behind the nerves of your eyes, which is ideal for regulating melatonin in response to changes in light.

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Circadian Rhythm and Your Natural Sleep-Wake Cycle

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 28, 2021 1:44:00 PM

What is Your Sleep Wake Cycle

Your circadian rhythm is your biological clock. It runs in the background of your brain and manages and regulates your cycle of sleep and wakefulness. It’s also known as your sleep wake cycle.

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Why Some of Us are Night Owls and Morning People

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 26, 2021 1:43:00 PM

What is the Circadian Rhythm

Your circadian rhythm is your biological clock. It runs in the background of your brain, managing and regulating your sleep-wake cycle. It’s an important understand how and why your body and brain operate the way they do because can be critical to getting a good night’s rest.

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Overview of Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 30, 2020 7:50:00 AM

What is Your Circadian Rhythm?

Your circadian rhythm is your innate biological clock that helps your body function in patterns and rhythms. It regulates your natural sleep schedule, and is closely tied to both melatonin, the sleep hormone, and changes in light.

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What are Circadian Rhythm Disorders?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What is Your Circadian Rhythm

Your circadian rhythm is your biological sleep clock. It regulates sleep and is closely tied to melatonin, the sleep hormone. Your biological sleep clock exists in a part of your brain called the superchiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus. It sits right behind the nerves of your eyes, which is ideal for regulating melatonin in response to changes in light.

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Circadian Rhythm and Your Natural Sleep-Wake Cycle

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 28, 2019 12:17:35 PM

What is Your Sleep Wake Cycle

Your circadian rhythm is your biological clock. It runs in the background of your brain and manages and regulates your cycle of sleep and wakefulness. It’s also known as your sleep wake cycle.

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Why Some of Us are Night Owls and Morning People

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 20, 2019 9:07:49 AM

What is Circadian Rhythm

Your circadian rhythm is your biological clock. It runs in the background of your brain and manages and regulates your cycle of sleep and wakefulness. It’s also known as your sleep wake cycle. It’s an important term to understand when trying to understand how and why your body/brain operates the way it does – understanding which can be critical to getting a good night’s rest.

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