Speaking at the Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, Dr Michael Hastings and Dr Akhilesh Reddy from Cambridge explain the importance of sleep for learning and memory, preventing cancer, the health of your heart, mopping up toxic waste in your body, winning that Olympic Gold medal and why you shouldn’t have that midnight kebab!
Dr Hannah Critchlow from the Naked Scientists went along to the seminar to discuss their work with them........
How long does it take for the circadian rhythm to catch up if you change your sleeping patterns suddenly? If it is a gradual change over a 24hr period say a shift of one hour a night then would that be ok? Aaron_Thomas, Fri, 23rd Mar 2012
I think most people say 1-2 days; exposure to strong daylight signals early in the day helps.
Hi Airthumbs, I just spoke with Dr Michael Hastings about this and he agrees with Chris, saying: