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(MSNBC)   Astronaut research: 45 sunrises & sunsets a day really farks with your sleep cycle   ( divider line
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2496 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2001 at 12:30 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-25 12:32:51 PM  
2001-11-25 12:36:24 PM  
So does staying up all night posting messages in the Forum.
2001-11-25 12:51:19 PM  
Any parent of a newborn could have told you this.
2001-11-25 12:52:37 PM  
that's fine cause i was getting tired of them dressing me up like a mailman while they smoke crack and have sex in my dad's bed with someone i don't even know!!!
2001-11-25 01:13:37 PM  

Hmm? Did someone say something about sleep?
2001-11-25 01:32:33 PM  
That's odd..we just got up ourselves...
2001-11-25 01:53:07 PM  
That is pretty messed up.
I suppose all those anal probes from the aliens don't help matters much either.
2001-11-25 02:22:57 PM  
Does spending all this time on Fark fark with anyone else's sleep cycle?
2001-11-25 03:59:12 PM  
So, after "months of research" they conclude that "the phenomenon [i.e., sleeplessness] could leave astronauts less alert and hamper performance." Your tax dollars at work.
2001-11-25 06:31:55 PM  
Scientists have found that, in such an environment without regular sunrises and sunsets, people will stay awake approximately one hour longer and wake up one hour later than they normally would (i.e., twenty six hour days). The circadian rhythms are just set that way, so that is why we always hear about the astronaunts waking up to music courtesy of NASA, instead of them awaking on their own.
2001-11-25 09:47:24 PM  
2001-11-26 06:13:28 AM  
A weekend clubbing has similar effects.
Strobe lights are far more disorienting than irregular sunrises/sets.
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