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Circadian science Lighting Technology

My New Year’s (Circadian) Resolution

Although circadian rhythms are being recognized more and more for their relevance to jet lag, shift work, the grogginess people feel after daylight saving time transitions, and health and medicine at large, it’s still a long way behind sleep in entering popular discourse. People know “8 hours a night,” but they don’t know “align your […]

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Circadian science Sleeping troubles

How to beat jet lag

Ah travel—booking tickets, hopping on a plane, immersing yourself in a new locale, and…feeling more tired than you’ve ever felt before. Jet lag is our name for all of the circadian disruption—and subsequent fatigue—that comes from traveling and changing time zones. While we can’t help with the physical toll being in an airplane seat for […]

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Interview with Dr. Jonathan Charest

Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your research? I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary in the Department of Kinesiology, working on the validation of the athlete sleep screening questionnaire with student-athletes, as well as the impact of prior concussion sleep and its relationship to recovery from a […]

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New year, new look: Introducing our new logo

To match our company growth, we’re pleased to announce our redesigned logo and brand family. The new logomark reflects our name’s meaning of helping people see inside the black box of our circadian rhythms by using three stacked boxes in an ‘A’ monogram.  This brand will also grow with our growing product landscape as we […]

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Circadian science Lighting Sleeping troubles

Sync your batteries, Shift your awareness

When are you most productive? Are you an early bird, a night owl, or somewhere in between? Your prime productivity window each day may be different from mine, and it may even shift during your lifetime. For example, my current prime productivity period is from roughly 9am to 12pm each day, but ten years ago […]

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Circadian science

The Future of Circadian Rhythms in Healthcare (It’s more than just sleep!)

Sleep is heavily influenced by your circadian rhythms, but it’s not the only function in your body that falls into that category. In fact, circadian rhythms govern almost every process our body carries out over the day, including metabolism, immune response, DNA repair, and physical performance. One topic that’s been getting a lot of buzz […]

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Circadian science Interviews Technology

Interview With Bharath A.

Thanks so much for joining us this morning! Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your research interests? I am currently a theoretical and computational chronobiologist. I work in the area of circadian clocks. My PhD was in the field of wireless communications with a focus on designing new technology to provide […]

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Circadian science Shift Work

Running the numbers on health care shift workers

At Arcascope, we’re focused on helping shift workers get more sleep and feel better with circadian-specific interventions. In particular, we’ve spoken to a lot of shift workers in the healthcare industry about their experiences working nights.  A lot of the lessons we’ve learned are echoed in this recent survey we ran with 218 nurses who […]

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Circadian science Shift Work

Feeling Flat

Over and over again, I’ve heard shift workers say something like the following:  “I have no rhythms.”  “It’s just a constant experience of bleh.” “I get off shift, and more than tired, I just feel… flat.” “Ah,” I think when I hear this. “The amplitudes of their circadian rhythms have been squashed.” To steal an […]

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Lighting Sleeping troubles

Book & Article of the Month (June – July)

If you follow us on social media, you already know what we picked for our monthly reading material. For those who don’t, don’t worry: we’re also highlighting them here, on the blog. Let’s dive in, with… June’s article of the month Interindividual variability in neurobehavioral response to sleep loss: A comprehensive review We picked this […]