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MICHAEL FINKEL

National Geographic Magazine, August 2018

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While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey: Part 2 (From the August 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine)

Posted by MICHAEL FINKEL on Aug 28, 2018 11:40:02 AM

Wile, the seven-year-old son of photographer Magnus Wennman, watches cartoons on his iPad— a modern bedtime ritual for some. The stimulation may drive off sleep, but so does the backlit screen: Light at night inhibits the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate our daily biological rhythms.
 

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Topics: sleep deprivation, circadian rhythm, losing sleep, wellness

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey: From the August 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Posted by MICHAEL FINKEL on Aug 27, 2018 10:11:00 AM

Joe Diemand, 76, has spent the past 20 years as a truck driver, sometimes driving all night. Such work, he says, leaves you “so tired that you can’t sleep.” The World Health Organization has described night shift work as “probably carcinogenic to humans.

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Topics: sleep deprivation, circadian rhythm, losing sleep, wellness

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