Our body (circadian) clock regulates its own rhythms to keep us healthy by aligning our internal processes not only with the day/night cycle, but also with the seasons. One of the rhythms is the rhythm of the body’s own immune cells called macrophages. According to a recent study, when rhythm of macrophages is disrupted (due […]
Light therapy, an exposure to both controlled natural daylight and artificial light of specific wavelengths, is already successfully used to treat mental and sleep disorders. It also seems to be a new a safe and cost-effective alternative for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, seasonal depression and cognitive disorders.
You have most probably heard of circadian rhythm and its crucial role in our physical wellness and mental wellbeing. If you don’t follow and nourish your body’s circadian rhythm, you’ll end up with an increased risk for health problems, including overweight, heart problems and cancer. The most vulnerable group here are the night shift workers.
There is a big debate between scientists whether the moon phases can affect our mood, our health and our sleep. A recent study claimes to put an end to the doubts about the effect of the moon phases on our sleep.