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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Do our modern "traditional" sleep schedules defy nature?

Here's an interesting article which shows that the modern tradition of eight hours of unbroken sleep might actually be unnatural, and quite different from what our ancestors typically did:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16964783

So, maybe the majority of our modern societies (even the people without recognized sleep disorders) are unwisely fighting against biology?

Perhaps a lot of people's health issues, such as... more »

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Understanding of chronobiological systems

We know that all life functions are based on circadian and other rhythms; chronobiological systems are interdependent in intricate ways. Disturbances and disorders in one part of a system may affect other vital systems in unexpected but far-reaching ways.

Many aspects of circadian rhythms and sleep-wake regulation in normal, healthy humans have been charted. Much of the knowledge thus gained is assumed to be valid also... more »

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