Health

Sleep routines set kids up for success at school

Late night movies, gaming marathons and impromptu sleepovers may have featured over the holidays, but as we near a new school term, UniSA sleep experts say it's time to settle kids back into a regular sleep routine.

Inflammatory disorders

Melatonin exacerbates asthma

Asthma sufferers generally find their condition gets worse at night. Now, a research group may understand why. Melatonin, a sleep hormone that is sometimes prescribed to treat insomnia, exasperates the constriction of the ...

Health

Is your body clock off-schedule? Prebiotics may help

Whether it's from jetting across time zones, pulling all-nighters at school or working the overnight shift, chronically disrupting our circadian rhythm—or internal biological clocks—can take a measurable toll on everything ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study links weekend 'eating jet lag' to obesity

A new study by the University of Barcelona (UB) concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, which the authors call "eating jet lag," could be related to the increase of body mass index (BMI), a formula ...

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Jet lag

Jet lag, also jetlag or jet-lag, medically referred to as "desynchronosis" is a physiological condition which is a consequence of alterations to circadian rhythms; it is classified as one of the circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Jet lag results from rapid long-distance transmeridian (east-west or west-east) travel, as on a jet plane.

The condition of jet lag may last many days, and recovery rates of 1 day per eastward time zone or 1 day per 1.5 westward time zones are mentioned as fair guidelines.

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