This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
Thomas Edison forever changed our lives with the invention of a commercially practical light bulb, ushering in an era where the night is no longer reserved for sleep but instead can be used to continue typical daily activities such as working and eating. An unintended consequence is the disruption of circadian alignment, which has concerning implications for metabolic health. In this session, attendees will explore the evidence demonstrating the importance of the circadian system and how its misalignment may contribute to obesity and diabetes. Additionally, the metabolic consequences of sleep disruption and distorted meal timing will be discussed. Attendees will leave with the ability to describe these metabolic risk factors to clients and assist them in taking action to improve their sleep hygiene and meal timing to minimize the negative impact of the modern 24/7 lifestyle.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 5370, 4040, 2070
- Explain the fundamental properties of the circadian system and evaluate its impact on metabolism and health
- Analyze the interactions between sleep disruption, the circadian system, meal timing, melatonin levels, and inter-individual differences on metabolism
- Implement practice applications for sleep hygiene, meal timing, and melatonin manipulation for the general population and populations experiencing late night eating, light at night, social jet lag, sleep disorders, and shift work
- Frank Scheer, PhD
- Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, LDN
Planned with the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group