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    Circadian rhythm is defined as the biological clock in the brain that operates internal organs on a reoccurring 24-hour cycle (Myers, 2014). It is an advanced timing system relying on sunlight and darkness to control biochemical changes effectively to prepare the body to go to sleep (Laber-Warren, 2015). The suprachiasmatic nucleus, located in the hypothalamus, monitors the intensity of blue light waves and serves as the brain’s master clock (Myers, 2014). The master clock can be altered if it encounters bright lights at night including the digital screens of cellphones, TV sets, or laptops which have the same blue light waves as sunlight (Laber-Warren, 2015). This altercation sends messages to the brain thinking it’s the morning causing…

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    The main function of the circadian rhythms is the primarily response to light and darkness from the environment. It then sends signals to different parts of the brain that governs the release of certain hormones and governs bodily function like body temperature, urine production and changes in blood pressure. The circadian rhythms are controlled by the body’s biological clocks molecules cells that interact throughout the body and controlled by the body “master clock” the brain so they can stay…

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    The Circadian Rhythm is your internal biological clock. It is how your body naturally reacts to the 24 hour day. When the morning approaches, your body temperature will rise and peak during the day, as the day comes to an end your temperature will lower. Last summer, sensing how close I was to college and knowing I would be in desperate need of money I decided to do what most students do, get a job. Luckily for me my local Target Superstore was hiring and after an application and a couple…

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    Before we explain what Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder (CRSD) we need to define circadian rhythm. Our bodies function according to a cycle, a sort of biological clock, located in the part of the brain part of the called the hypothalamus. The circadian rhythms are regular changes in mental and physical characteristics that occur in the course of a day (circadian is Latin for "around a day"). Light causes signals to be sent to several regions of the brain which causes the body to switch on and off…

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     Experiment Procedure This experiment was conducted between 12PM and 5PM to reduce the effects of circadian rhythm on the participants, so the participants would be fully awake and cognitively aware at the time of the experiment. The subjects were instructed to arrive at the lab 1 hour prior to the beginning of the TSST. Upon arrival, they were taken to a waiting room where the head experimenter informed them about the process of the study. After verbal and written consent was received from all…

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    by natural cadences called the circadian rhythm. BOOK 87 Our natural world operates predictably and rhythmically: poppies bloom in the morning, birds migrate with the seasons, and the sun rises and sets in 24-hour intervals. Our natural bodies are no different. They long to move with the earths natural pattern of light and dark. The superchiasmatic…

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    There is evidence that circadian misalignment and sleep loss, in the form of total sleep restriction, sleep deprivation and sleep fragmentation are physiological stressor. The changes in cortisol levels with loss of sleep, circadian misalignment. Therefore elevations in cortisol loss of sleep or acute circadian misalignment could be reflect hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) activation axis. This is problematic, Glucose metabolism impacted by a cortisol from inducing gluconeogenesis and…

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    Circadian Desynchrony

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    The human circadian rhythm is a vital part of a person’s internal clock system. “Circadian desynchrony, is a sleep disorder where there is a mismatch with the body’s natural circadian rhythm and external environment.” (Choy & Salbu, 2011) This argues the fact that by switching time zones and environments that the body is not accustomed to will lead to irregular sleep cycles. Specifically when the body is moved across over two time zones it will lead to the perceived symptoms of jet lag (Choy &…

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    production, it’s not always good for the workers’ health. Some of the health challenges that rotating shift workers will experience in their career are obesity, insomnia, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and cardiovascular disease. The effects of a rotating shift work can be challenging for workers who are not aware of the health issues, and how their circadian rhythm works. The circadian rhythm is what controls an individual’s sleep pattern along with telling the brain to release melatonin,…

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    This paper illustrates how oscillations can affect different hormones and specifically focuses on how oscillations of glucocorticoid hormones play a vital role in the circadian activity of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. To understand this concept, it is important to know what oscillations are and how they are impactful. It is widely accepted that all atoms oscillate or move. This occurs both in our environment and in our own bodies. Dynamic movement is actually necessary for us to…

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