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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.
Impairment of daily rhythms has multiple adverse effects on human health

Impairment of daily rhythms has multiple adverse effects on human health

Too little sleep, inconsistent sleep patterns increase risk of diabetes and obesity

Too little sleep, inconsistent sleep patterns increase risk of diabetes and obesity

Powerful link between circadian rhythms and metabolism

Powerful link between circadian rhythms and metabolism

New synthetic small molecules could treat obesity, diabetes and sleep disorders

New synthetic small molecules could treat obesity, diabetes and sleep disorders

Two Brandeis researchers receive Canada Gairdner Award

Two Brandeis researchers receive Canada Gairdner Award

Daylight-saving time may increase risk of heart attack

Daylight-saving time may increase risk of heart attack

Circadian rhythm can influence a heart attack

Circadian rhythm can influence a heart attack

Exposure to light appears to have therapeutic effects on Alzheimer's patients

Exposure to light appears to have therapeutic effects on Alzheimer's patients

Study reveals role of circadian rhythms in regenerative capacity of skin stem cells

Study reveals role of circadian rhythms in regenerative capacity of skin stem cells

Drinking cherry juice improves quality and duration of sleep

Drinking cherry juice improves quality and duration of sleep

Different molecular mechanisms in suprachiasmatic nucleus linked to jet lag differences

Different molecular mechanisms in suprachiasmatic nucleus linked to jet lag differences

Humans and zebrafish share mechanisms that regulate the circadian system

Humans and zebrafish share mechanisms that regulate the circadian system

Checklist to stay healthy and active in summer

Checklist to stay healthy and active in summer

Omeros identifies compounds that interact with orphan GPCRs associated with leukemia

Omeros identifies compounds that interact with orphan GPCRs associated with leukemia

Astrocytes regulate circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns

Astrocytes regulate circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns

Nurses use ineffective strategy for adapting circadian clocks to night-time schedule

Nurses use ineffective strategy for adapting circadian clocks to night-time schedule

Vanda to initiate tasimelteon Phase IIb/III clinical trial in Major Depressive Disorder

Vanda to initiate tasimelteon Phase IIb/III clinical trial in Major Depressive Disorder

NatureBright's light therapy product recommended for relieving Seasonal Affective Disorder

NatureBright's light therapy product recommended for relieving Seasonal Affective Disorder

Fungus may provide clue about human response to changes in circadian rhythm

Fungus may provide clue about human response to changes in circadian rhythm

Interaction of light with circadian systems

Interaction of light with circadian systems

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