Scientists identify genes that might make you a morning person (or night owl)

New insights into the internal body clock that governs our sleep-wake patterns.

Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded for circadian rhythm research

Well, this was unexpected for everybody.

Delaying meals can alter the body clock and solve some of that jet lag

Delaying breakfast for a couple of hours can help synchronize the body’s biological clocks.

Have dinner earlier if you’re trying to lose weight, study says

Minding when you eat might be just as important as what, when you’re trying to slim down.

Kids everywhere, rejoyce – science says you should get those “5 more minutes, mom!”

A recent study performed by researchers working at the University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School and the University of Nevada suggests that the current school and university start times have a damaging effect on the learning and health of students.

There’s a reset trigger for your biological clock – bye, bye jet lag, insomnia and exhaustion

While humans have invented a convention called time keeping to make society work, our bodies themselves also have a sort of clock called an internal biologic clock or circadian rhythm. When met by daylight, hormones are released that keep us awake and alert, while darkness releases different hormones that puts us to sleep. Canadian researchers have now found the molecular switch that resets and synchronizes the circadian clock. A drug that tweaks this switch could thus be made that regulates the internal clock, something travelers and night owls might find particularly useful.

A Week of Camping can Reset your Body Clock and Help you Sleep

Just one week of camping in the wild (or in any area without man-made light) can reset your body clock and return your natural sleep patterns, a new study has found. If you’re a night owl, if you’re having problems sleeping and just can’t set up a good sleep pattern – science has your problems figured out; all you need

Early morning not the best time to drink coffee

In the US alone there are an estimated 100 million daily coffee drinkers, each contributing to a booming $18 billion industry. Of these, 68% claim they have their first coffee within the first hour of waking up. As a coffee drinker, I find myself guilty of the same practice, but apparently this isn’t the best time to enjoy your coffee.

How a rooster knows to crow at dawn

Way back before clocks were a thing, people had another natural way of waking up: the rooster’s crow. Now, a new study shows that they are so exact, that they don’t even need the light of a new day to know when it’s dawn – they just rely on their internal clocks.   Nagoya University in Japan were studying the

NASA to test sleep-aid coloured light bulbs

Space flight insomnia is quite a common issue, one for which space agencies don’t have a definite answer yet – but they’re working on it; one thing NASA plans to do is swap a fluorescent panel with a solid-state lighting module (SSLM) containing LEDs which produces a blue, whitish or red-coloured light depending on the time. Some studies concluded that