Live to the rhythm, slave to the rhythm.

  title={Live to the rhythm, slave to the rhythm.},
  author={Eus J W Van Someren and Rixt F. Riemersma-van der Lek},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  volume={11 6},
Circadian rhythms in health and disease have most often been described in terms of their phases and amplitudes, and how these respond to a single exposure to stimuli denoted as zeitgebers. The present paper argues that it is also important to consider the 24-h regularity in the repeated occurrence of the zeitgebers. The effect of the regularity of stimulation by light, melatonin, physical activity, body temperature, corticosteroids and feeding on synchronization within and between the central… CONTINUE READING