Do you need an alarm clock to wake up for work each day, but prefer to sleep in on the weekends? You might be suffering from social jet lag. The term “social jet lag” simply refers to the discrepancy between your natural body clock and the schedule needed to keep your job and other social responsibilities.
The joys of traveling the world seem endless, seeing exciting places, meeting new people, eating exotic foods, and experiencing life in a corner of the world other than your own. But there’s a potential downer that can ruin even the best-laid travel plans: jet lag.
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain and because it helps modulate sleep quality, it’s frequently used as a dietary supplement to lessen abnormal sleep patterns (1). However, a recent study suggests that melatonin may also assist in supporting weight management and muscle gain (2).
Recovery tends to be the furthest thing from athletes’ minds when they’re focused on performance. Nevertheless, rest and recovery should be top priority for all athletes.
Any athlete can probably tell the difference in their performance depending on the sleep they got the night before. Proper sleep is a big contributor for recovery from grueling workouts and helps prime the body [...]
Be a part of the winning team by getting quality sleep. When All-Star point guard Steve Nash talked to The New York Times about how he was going to stay on top of [...]
Not getting adequate sleep can be problematic to athletic performance. By Michael Colgan, Ph.D. All mammals, including us, run on an internal circadian clock. It developed in early forms of life, and has [...]
Don't go mad trying to lose your muffin top--do it the right way with these tips. By Michael Colgan, Ph.D. Even with a stringent diet and exercise program, the Chihuahua on the belly [...]
by Michael Colgan, Ph.D. Skin is our biggest organ. It is exquisitely sensitive to everything we eat, breathe in, and slap onto it. Skin grows outwards continuously from deep inside. Your whole skin surface flakes [...]
Avoid temptation to indulge in fatty foods by getting to bed early. Notice a surge in your food cravings? You may want to check your bedtime. In the first laboratory study of its [...]