A groundbreaking discovery reveals that wounds heal 60% faster if they occurred during the day instead of at night

November 13, 2017
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Scientists recently discovered that skin cells heal more efficiently during the day. They published their findings in Science Translational Medicine. Following is a transcript of the video.

Scientists have discovered something astonishing. Our skin heals faster if we’re wounded during the day.

Records of burn injuries show that nighttime burns took 11 days longer to heal. Daytime burns healed in about 17 days. But nighttime burns took 28 days to heal.

Scientists think it has to do with our circadian clocks. Circadian clocks were thought to only exist in the brain. But these new results indicate that our skin cells follow a …read more

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