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"Smartphone access and internet use increased in lockstep with teenage loneliness," @JonHaidt and @jean_twenge write.  https://t.co/trSzP0IR76— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) July 31, 2021 July 31, 2021 By Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge The authors are psychologists who have spent years studying the effect of smartphones and social media on our daily lives and mental health. As students return...
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Walsh NA, Repa LM, Garland SN. Mindful larks and lonely owls: The relationship between chronotype, mental health, sleep quality, and social support in young adults. J Sleep Res. 2021 Jul 16:e13442. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13442. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34272788. Abstract Chronotype is related to mental health, with evening chronotypes being more susceptible to psychological disorders...
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Source: HARVARD HEALTH BLOG May 13, 2020 By: Lawrence Epstein, MD, ContributorBy: Syed Moin Hassan, MD, Contributor It’s no accident that most people tend to sleep at night and are awake during the day. Our sleep-wake cycle is determined by our circadian rhythm, the body’s internal clock. Like old-time clocks, this internal clock needs to be reset every day,...
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Kannan Ramar, Raman K. Malhotra, Kelly A. Carden, Jennifer L. Martin, Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg, R. Nisha Aurora, Vishesh K. Kapur, Eric J. Olson, Carol L. Rosen, James A. Rowley, Anita V. Shelgikar, Lynn Marie Trotti. Sleep is essential to health: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2021; DOI: 10.5664/jcsm.9476 Abstract Sleep is...
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Post update – Now open to everyone >11 years old. Participate in research Are you between 11 and 99 years old? The Centre for Chronobiology in Basel (Switzerland) is looking for young people aged 11 years or older to complete a online survey on sleep and light exposure. It will take about 15-20 minutes, and there are...
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New open-access and science-based comic book “Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time” suitable (13+ years) Citation: Weinzaepflen, C. & Spitschan, M. (Ed.) (2021). Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time. (C. Weinzaepflen, Illus.). DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/ZQXVH Free download available from https://enlightenyourclock.org/
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Hatori M, Gronfier C, Van Gelder RN, et al. Global rise of potential health hazards caused by blue light-induced circadian disruption in modern aging societies. NPJ Aging and Mechanisms of Disease. 2017 ;3:9. DOI: 10.1038/s41514-017-0010-2. Abstract Mammals receive light information through the eyes, which perform two major functions: image forming vision to see objects and...
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Dresp-Langley B. Children’s Health in the Digital Age. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3240. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093240 Abstract Environmental studies, metabolic research, and state of the art research in neurobiology point towards the reduced amount of natural day and sunlight exposure of the developing child, as a consequence of increasingly long hours spent indoors...
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Facer-Childs ER, Middleton B, Skene DJ, Bagshaw AP. Resetting the late timing of ‘night owls’ has a positive impact on mental health and performance. Sleep Med. 2019 Aug;60:236-247. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2019.05.001. Epub 2019 May 10. PMID: 31202686 Abstract Background: There is conflict between living according to our endogenous biological rhythms and our external environment, with disruptions resulting...
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The European Parliament wants to make the right to disconnect a legal right in the EU  Parliament wants to protect employees’ fundamental right to disconnect from work and not to be reachable outside working hours. Digital tools have increased efficiency and flexibility for employers and employees, but also created a constantly on-call culture, with employees...
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