Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
- 03/08/2017Playing pink noise – described as a waterfall-like sound – in sync with a person’s brain waves was found to enhance deep sleep and sleep-dependent memory retention in older adults, according to a newly released Northwestern study.
- 01/30/2017Dr. Ravi Allada of Northwestern University said he and his colleagues wanted to study the effects of body clock disruptions on human performance. So they chose baseball, a game with plenty of performance measures gathered from hundreds of games a year, played by people who get little chance to settle in to new time zones when they travel.
They looked for jet lag's effects by analyzing 20 years' worth of Major League Baseball data. They found 4,919 instances of a team taking the field after crossing two or three time zones but without enough time to adjust. People generally need a day of adjustment for each time zone crossed.
- CCSM Faculty Receives ASMF Award12/15/2016