Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: I'm sure you must have wondered if astronauts sleep in space. A new NASA research reveals sleep times of astronauts is compromised and may lead to disruption of circadian rhythms.
At NASA’s Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, researcher Erin Flynn-Evans is focusing on the major reasons that lead to disruption of circadian rhythms. The reasons include noise and uncomfortable temperatures.
Flynn-Evans, a researcher at the Fatigue Countermeasures Laboratory at Ames was quoted as saying: “Imagine flying across the country and getting jet-lagged,” said. “It’s very similar to what astronauts deal with on the International Space Station, only the stakes are higher.”
NASA on its official Twitter handle tweeted:
— NASA (@NASA) January 8, 2016
NASA is preparing for astronauts' medical needs on long duration spaceflight missions to promote good health. For this, they suggest putting up of special blue LED lights to help fight insomnia experienced by astronauts, better luxuries to make astronauts feel comfortable just as they are on Earth.
Still, a lot is needed to explore about the limitations of the human body in space.