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Syncing your body with sunlight: How to undo chronodisruption this fall and winter

Chronobiologists study how bodies can fall out of sync with the natural world’s circadian rhythms, a phenomenon called chronodisruption. Modern humans experience chronodisruption on a massive scale, thanks to artificial light pollution, social jet lag, late-night electronics, and other factors.  This misalignment of natural cues can have adverse consequences for…

Waking up depressed: Why is my depression worse in the morning?

Depression is characterized by feelings of intense sadness and comes with many harmful symptoms, which include disrupted sleeping patterns. Individuals who struggle with depression also struggle with sleep disruptions because depression is shown to disturb our circadian rhythm. This circadian rhythm disturbance goes on to impact one’s emotional wellbeing as…

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