Too Much Of A Good Thing

You may have heard the warnings that people become more depressed in the winter months because of a lack of sunlight. Now researchers are saying that too much sunlight can be just as bad. The study shows that a lack of sleep is the real culprit. It all comes down to maintaining your circadian rhythm. You can read more about the sunlight issue here, and you can find out what a circadian rhythm is here.
     Posted By: Nethie - Sat May 09, 2009
     Category: Death | Health | Nature | Science | Sleep and Dreams

Reminds me of "Insomnia", with Al Pacino and Robin Williams (a case where the acting makes an ok movie really good).

Years and years ago I worked the graveyard shift at a manufacturing plant. They gave me a brochure titled something like, "What to expect about working at night". There was not one postive thing in the brochure. Depression was the big topic in it. I never could get use to the graveyard shift. I tried blocking sunlight by putting aluminum foil on the windows and still I would just lay there. (OK, if I fall asleep right now I can still get 4 hours of sleep). I'd fall asleep around 8 pm and had to be to work for 11 pm. Yeah, that sucked ass!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 05/09/09 at 12:25 PM
So, we get depressed in the winter when it's dark too long, and now we get depressed in the summer when there's too much light ... when is someone going to do the study about when we're NOT depressed? "Researchers today discovered there's a split second on the third Tuesday of every month..." Sheesh.
Posted by Nethie on 05/09/09 at 10:58 PM
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