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Circadian science

Let’s talk about Time-Restricted Eating

I have always been a good eater. Back when I was in college—waking up at 4:50 am for crew practice, staying up until 1:00 am working on problem sets, and sleeping in until noon on my days off—I could eat pretty much any food in any amount at any time of the day. And I […]

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Circadian science Lighting

Time to Win

Lately, I’ve been watching clips from the Olympics… …getting misty-eyed when the athletes hug at the end, and then stalking the winners on social media: a normal Saturday night in 2021. I have a shirt that looks like that, I think as I scroll through photos of them lifting approximately three times my body weight. […]

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Circadian science Lighting

The Right Light

I recently went on a trip to California. Coming from the East Coast, this was a three-hour shift west. To adjust to California time, I needed to delay my circadian clock. One catch, though: my flight out was extremely early in the morning. That meant, like it or not, I was going to advance myself […]

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Shift Work

Living with Shift Work

It’s no secret that working night shifts does a number on your body. From increased risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, to excessive alcohol consumption and worsened nutritional intake, shift work is associated with a whole host of nightmarish health effects. The simple solution would seem to be to get rid of jobs that […]

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Technology

Wearable Headaches (and how to fix them)

So you want to get somebody’s internal time from a wearable… Let’s talk about wearable data. On the one hand, wearables are an incredible innovation, allowing self-quantification and anomaly detection with unprecedented ease, at unprecedented scales.  On the other hand, they’re a data science nightmare. Or three nightmares, really.  Nightmare #1: All the devices are […]

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About us

Welcome to Arcascope

Here’s the thing about the name: I wanted to capture what I thought was most exciting about our company, Arcascope. Sure, you can sleep better by taking care of your circadian rhythms, but circadian rhythms are about a lot more than just sleep.  And yep, we’re a circadian rhythms company, but we’re one founded by […]