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Category archives for Mis-clock-ceptions

Now behind the Wall, but plenty of excerpts available in this March 26, 2005 post…

Well, it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow night so it’s time to republish this post from last year, just in time for the ageless debate: does eating turkey meat make you sleepy? Some people say Yes, some people say No, and the debate can escalate into a big fight. The truth is – we do not know. But…

Reverend William Paley’s Circadian Clock

An oldie but goodie (June 12, 2005) debunking one of the rare Creationist claims that encroaches onto my territory.

Eight Hours a Circadian Rhythm Do Not Make

This post is a relatively recent (May 24, 2006) critique of a PLoS paper.

It’s not the quantity, but timing

Study says no video games on school nights: According to Dr. Iman Sharif, the results were clear-cut. “On weekdays, the more they watched, the worse they did,” said Dr. Sharif. Weekends were another matter, with gaming and TV watching habits showing little or no effect on academic performance, as long as the kids spent no…

Alternative sleep therapies

Over 1.6 Million Americans Use Alternative Medicine For Insomnia Or Trouble Sleeping: A recent analysis of national survey data reveals that over 1.6 million American adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat insomnia or trouble sleeping according to scientists at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part…

When Should Schools Start in the morning?

The fourth part of a four-part series on the topic, this one from April 02, 2006….

More on sleep in adolescents

This is the third part of the series on the topic, from April 01, 2006…

ClockNews – Adolescent Sleep

Here is the second post on the topic, from March 28, 2006. A couple of links are broken due to medieval understanding of permalinks by newspapers, but you will not miss too much, I hope….

Sleep Schedules in Adolescents

Earlier this year, during the National Sleep Awareness Week, I wrote a series of posts about the changes in sleep schedules in adolescents. Over the next 3-4 hours, I will repost them all, starting with this one from March 26, 2006. Also check my more recent posts on the subject here and here…