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Internal time : chronotypes, social jet lag, and why you're so tired

Author: Till Roenneberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Internal Time combines storytelling with accessible science tutorials to explain how our internal clocks work--for example, why morning classes are so unpopular and why "lazy" adolescents are wise to avoid them. We learn why the constant twilight of our largely indoor lives makes us dependent on alarm clocks and tired, and why social demands and work schedules lead to a social jet lag that compromises our daily  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Till Roenneberg
ISBN: 9780674065857 0674065859
OCLC Number: 769471283
Description: viii, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Worlds apart --
Of early birds and long sleepers --
Counting sheep --
A curious astronomer --
The lost days --
The periodic shift worker --
The fast hamster --
Dawn at the gym --
The elusive transcript --
Temporal ecology --
Wait until dark --
The end of adolescence --
What a waste of time! --
Days on other planets --
When will my organs arrive? --
The scissors of sleep --
Early socialists-late capitalists --
Constant twilight --
From Frankfurt to Morocco and back --
Light at night --
Partnership timing --
A clock for all seasons --
Professional selection --
The nocturnal bottleneck.
Other Titles: Wie wir ticken.
Responsibility: Till Roenneberg.

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Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns are the most obvious manifestation of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily  Read more...

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