Day 4 of SLEEP: Circadian Rhythms and Antarctic Adventures

Today’s meeting was short, well, because it was the last day of the conference. But, it was equally as awesome. I went to a series of talks today on circadian rhythm disorders in human models. One of the talks studied Antarctic explorers who resided there for months at a time. The bottom line is: even in lieu of intense exercise which promotes sleep, particularly restorative sleep, the extreme schedules of light and dark and temperatures greatly disrupt sleep. Perhaps the associated sleep-related deficits in cognition functioning explain Sarah Palin’s unique personality‚Ķ..


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