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Lighting the way to a better night’s sleep

Exposure to light – both natural and artificial – has a marked impact on the body’s circadian rhythm and can affect the secretion of melatonin which is needed for body clock regulation. Now that we’re in the middle of winter, you might be sensing how the lack of light can result in Seasonal Affective Disorder,… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »