App tracks messed up body clocks during pandemic

A free app called Social Rhythms could help users understand their own sleep rhythms and shed light on how their biological clock is responding to lockdowns, researchers say.

It can also give tips about how to shift their potentially disrupted rhythms to a more appropriate time.

Almost overnight, the sleep and wake patterns of nearly four billion people may have changed because of COVID-19-spurred lockdowns.

The data generated by the app could also give scientists an unprecedented opportunity to examine disruption in circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are internal clocks in our cells that regulate when we sleep, when we wake,

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