Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals study

A new study suggests that bathing in warm water one to two hours before bedtime can help enhance sleep

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals studyIt has been widely recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night. However, demanding lifestyles, work schedules and household responsibilities have been leading to sleep loss in many people. Sleep problems can significantly affect the daily lives of people. The way you rest at night could affect how you function during […]

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

Disrupting normal circadian rhythms promotes tumour growth and suppresses the effects of a tumour-fighting drug, according to a new study publishing April 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growthThe study was done by Yool Lee, Amita Sehgal, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. The results provide mechanistic support for ‘chronotherapy,’ the delivery of cancer drugs timed to the endogenous circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms regulate many aspects of physiology from the organismic to the subcellular levels. Disruption of circadian rhythms, whether through jet […]

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories, reveals study

Exercising in the morning rather than in the evening may be more beneficial to health, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California. The authors say their study supports previous research suggesting that the circadian rhythm is important in dictating how the body responds to physical activity

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories, reveals study“Circadian rhythms dominate everything we do. Previous studies from our lab have suggested that at least 50% of our metabolism is circadian, and 50% of the metabolites in our body oscillate based on the circadian cycle. It makes sense that exercise would be one of the things that’s impacted,” says senior author Paolo Sassone-Corsi. Whilst […]

Know why you feel sluggish in the afternoon

While some people are early birds and others are night owls, one thing many people have in common is a feeling of sluggishness in the afternoon. This is in large part due to your circadian rhythm, a roughly 24-hour "master clock" that regulates hormones in your brain -- including, most prominently, the ones that make you feel tired or awake

Know why you feel sluggish in the afternoonBut you don’t just experience a physical lack of energy. Your brain’s reward processing system also takes a hit, according to a study published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology. In the simplest terms, this system is responsible for helping you weigh potential risks vs. rewards, and arrive at a decision […]

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work out

Exercise can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work outThat’s according to new research in published in The Journal of Physiology. These findings suggest exercise could counter the effects of jet lag, shift work, and other disruptions to the body’s internal clock (e.g. military deployments) helping individuals adjust to shifted schedules. The circadian ‘body’ clock is the 24 hour cycle that regulates many physiological […]

Night owls’ brains work differently to early birds’, reveals new study

 ‘Night owls’, people who go to bed and get up later, have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to ‘morning larks’, which may put constraints on their normal working day, a study has found

Night owls’ brains work differently to early birds’, reveals new studyThe brain function of very late risers and ‘morning larks’ during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 and a wake time of 10:15, along with early risers. The tests, performed between 08:00 and 20:00, found night owls […]

Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US study

Fasting may protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. While food is known to influence clocks in peripheral tissues, it was unclear, until now, how the lack of food influences clock function and ultimately affects the body

Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US studyFasting may not be just a mere religious or lifestyle practice. It might actually serve to protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. This study opens new avenues of investigation that could ultimately lead to the development of nutritional strategies to improve health in humans Each and every one of […]

Here’s the time of day when you burn the most calories, according to science

Your body’s internal clock plays a role not only when you're most alert and sleepy, but also when you burn the most calories, a new study finds

Here’s the time of day when you burn the most calories, according to scienceEverything from your workouts to your sleep schedule can influence how many calories you burn throughout the day. And according to a small new study, there may be a time of day during which your body naturally burns the most calories. That’s likely thanks to circadian rhythms, which control the body’s internal clock and sleep […]

IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’

We all have a biological clock, which is tasked with helping us to maintain our daily cycles of rest and activity by running in sync with the cycles of light and dark in our environment. Experts state that the biological clock plays a role in regulating time-dependent processes within the body, including metabolism, DNA repair, and the cell cycle

IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’  The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad hosted an international workshop on ‘Reframing the Biological Clock’ as part of a project funded under Wellcome Foundation UK Small Projects Grant for 2018. Researchers from the Institute are working on a pilot research looking at the how age and ageing are conceptualised in assisted reproduction. Principal Investigator […]