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My blog on circadian rhythm disorders is on WordPress.
---last updated in May 2016---
See also: Circadian Sleep Disorders Network

I am Wikipedia user:

A barred owl in Ontario, Canada, in January 2005.
IMO the most beautiful photo on all of Wikipedia!
The focus is perfect, the colors delicate and the animal looks as though it were lit up from within. The facial asymmetry shows the quizzical look which many owls have. . . . . . . Photographer: User:Mdf

This user is competent in American English and Norwegian Nynorsk, and is almost as competent in the other Norwegian language, Bokmål.

This user has lived in the Flag of the United States.svg and in Flag of Norway.svg and has visited
Florida Canada Scotland England Finland Sweden Denmark Austria Germany France Turkey Republic of Ireland
and maybe more, as well as airports in Netherlands and in Flag of Qatar.svg.
(OK, so Florida isn't a country. It just felt more foreign than any of the others.)
(Should be able to add more in 2014 ~~ 'God willin', as my ancestors said.)

In 2014: Japan China Okinawa Prefecture Taiwan Hong Kong Vietnam Thailand Singapore
In 2015: Namibia Mozambique South Africa

Ordspråk (sayings)

Red sky at night: sailor's delight.
Red sky in the morning: sailor take warning.
Raud himmel kveld, gjetargut har hell.
Raud himmel morgongry, gjetargut vil få bry.
Morgenrøde gir dage bløde.
Kveldsrøde gir morgen søde.
Abendrot, Schönwetterbot.
Morgenrot, schlecht Wetter droht.

" ...we're the only animal that volunteers for sleep deprivation... "

-- David Dinges at Salk Institute, 10 February 2007

Images in "my" articles (one-sided? who, me?)

Articles that I have started:


Simple English:

  • Circadian rhythm • Circadian rhythm sleep disorder • Pineal gland




Finding which article a quote is in

Reference desk (utdrag): In one of our articles there is a sentence something like: "It's been quipped that the only reason we need sleep is to cure sleepiness.", tagged [citation needed]. I happened to find a source. Is there any way to find where that quote might be found?

I suggest a Google search, just using the keywords from the quote, and specifying that you only want matches from English Wikipedia: "quipped" "sleepiness"
Give it a try ! StuRat (talk) 15:31, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Helpful essays:

Wikipedia:Tagging pages for problems and Wikipedia:NPOV dispute

Links to ProjectMed's pages & guidelines

Citations /generators

Adding references is easy with this tool (which is explained in detail here)
  • Referencing with PMID, DOI or ISBN-with-the-page-number/s:
  1. Find the PMID / DOI of the article or, in the case of a book, the ISBN and the page number(s). Click the Cite tab in the top of the edit box. In the dropdown Templates menu, select Cite journal or Cite book, as appropriate. Type in the PMID, DOI or ISBN with the page number/s, then click on the magnifying glass icon. The cite tool will automatically process the details.
  2. Another method is to enter the PMID into the Diberri Boghog template filler, which will generate a cite journal template in the format used in most medical articles.

Free plagiarism tools


Googling (& PubMed etc.)



  • This: in near darkness while their rectal temperatures are taken continuously. The average human adult's temperature reaches its minimum at about 05:00 (5 a.m.), about two hours before habitual wake time,[citation needed]
is done with curly brackets > Citation needed span | text= xxx and end with (|date=June 2011) & curly brackets, removing most of the spaces. Probably not nec to include date.
  • Additional info within a 'citation needed', f.ex. "may cause depression.[citation needed]" is done with text " Citation needed |reason=It seems a bit unlikely that etc etc. |date=May 2014 " within curly brackets.
  • This:
You can make requests of this sort at Commons:Commons:Graphic Lab. User V4711, a gentleman named Victor in Boston and active participant in graphics lab, has in the past expressed interest in helping people improve health graphics and said that if people provided him translated text then he could update some graphics for use in various languages. User:Bluerasberry 15:00, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Finding sources

Sources for diseases

Rare diseases

Other diseases

Awards & Userboxes

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your great work on the sleep articles. It's great to have you here! Kla’quot (talk | contribs) 06:01, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

MedicineBarnstar.png The Medicine Barnstar
Hordaland, a Barnstar for your dedication and work on medicine related pages.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:40, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Mensch5.png The Barnstar of Integrity
For your integrity, honor and honesty which has helped to maintain wikipedia as a pleasant place for all. Literaturegeek | T@1k? 23:25, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Thank you kindly for looking over toothache. Regards, Lesion (talk) 22:16, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

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One of Hordaland's Favorite Images
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning May 29, 2016
A prolific editor with a stunning 66% of edits in article space, editing primarily in medicine-related articles
Recognized for
High standards of work on medicine-related articles
Notable work(s)
Sleep and related articles
Nomination page
Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg The Cure Award
In 2015 you were one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs, and we would love to collaborate further. Thanks again :) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 03:59, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

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This Wikipedian joined Wikipedia on June 30, 2007 (11 years, 2 months and 3 weeks ago).

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(more than 14,500 live edits, 2/3 in main space,
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