Recommended Reading for the Public
Michael Terman and Ian McMahan. New York: Avery, 2013
A clear overview of the science of circadian rhythms and related forces shows how sleep, light, travel across time zones, shift work, and other factors affect our mood, and lives, across the lifespan.
Chasing the Sun: The astonishing science of sunlight and how it can help you survive in a 24/7 world
Please enjoy CET’s review of this intriguing exploration of circadian rhythms, at once both scientific, and personal.
Till Roenneberg. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012
This explanation of the mechanisms of circadian and sleep timing comes from a scientist who has worked all levels of analysis—from molecular to mathematical to epidemiological—and complements our emphasis on the bridge to mental health practice.
Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005
In a scientist-journalist collaboration, the authors reveal the vital role of biological clocks, the strategies scientists are using to understand them, and the health risks that arise from malfunctioning clockwork.
Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010
This exposition of the internal calendar in plants and animals shows how it is synchronized by passage of the seasons, seasonal adaptations in biology and behavior, and the threat to the system by climate change.
Russell G. Foster and Steven W. Lockley. London: Oxford University Press, 2012
Two scientists from two labs delve into the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, and the causes and consequences of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation.
Norman E. Rosenthal. New York: Guilford Press, 2012
The now classic, but updated, explanation of winter depression cycles, with case histories (including the author’s own) has advice for management—from light therapy to medications to psychotherapy to diet and exercise, and more.