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

Published 2012
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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 functioning. --from publisher description.

9780674065857 (hc)
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Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2012.
viii, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Translation of: Wie wir ticken.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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