‘Is it not better to abolish daylight saving time?’

Marijke Gordijn is researcher at the University of Groningen and entrepreneur. Using her company Chrono@Work she puts knowledge from the field of chronobiology on the market. She tells why daylight saving time should be abolished. Chronobiology got its name in the ‘60s, In Germany research was performed inside a bunker, an area secluded from information…

Sleep and need for recovery in shift workers: do chronotype and age matter?

This study examined associations of chronotype and age with shift-specific assessments of main sleep duration, sleep quality and need for recovery in a cross-sectional study among N ¼ 261 industrial shift workers (96.6% male). Logistic regression analyses were used, adjusted for gender, lifestyle, health, nap behaviour, season of assessment and shift schedule. Shift workers with latest versus earliest…

Human cellular differences in cAMP – CREB signaling correlate with light-dependent melatonin suppression and bipolar disorder

Gaspas L., Van de Werken M., Johansson A.S., Moriggi E., Owe-Larsson B., Kocks J.W.H, Lundkvist G.B., Gordijn M.C.M., Brown S.A. Human cellular differences in cAMP – CREB signaling correlate with light-dependent melatonin suppression and bipolar disorder. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40: 2206-2215 (2014).

DOI:10.1111/ejn.12602