Body Clock: The biggest effect of sleep on the body clock

From mental awareness to hunger, thirst, mood, stress and not only that, our immunity is largely determined by the circadian rhythm or body clock. There are about 20,000 neurons in the center of the brain in an area called the hypothalamus. Together these neurons form the body clock or circadian rhythm. How does the body […]
 


Body Clock: The biggest effect of sleep on the body clock

From mental awareness to hunger, thirst, mood, stress and not only that, our immunity is largely determined by the circadian rhythm or body clock. There are about 20,000 neurons in the center of the brain in an area called the hypothalamus. Together these neurons form the body clock or circadian rhythm.

How does the body clock change with age? The body clock begins to stabilize during adolescence. Also, in normal condition, it reaches the age of 20 years in the crop. It begins to set about half an hour earlier every decade after reaching mid-life. For example, a baby can sleep for 17 hours. Whereas teenagers sleep for 10 hours. Young children sleep an average of 7 to 9 hours. Between the ages of 60 and 65, the body clock enters an advanced stage. This can be called a change in the circadian rhythm.

How does the body clock affect us?
The body clock affects us based on our sleep-wake cycle, fluctuations in blood pressure and body temperature. It primarily synchronizes our internal system with the environmental light and dark cycles. So that a certain amount of hormone can be released at a given time. Tampering with the body clock can lead to many problems and diseases.

Set your body clock with a schedule
Sleep : The energy level drops in the afternoon. A short nap at such times can give a lot of energy. If you can’t sleep, take a break from work. This will help in increasing the productivity.

Food: According to research from Harvard Institute of Health, having regular meals on a regular basis helps in setting the biological clock. Have dinner three hours before bedtime.

exercise If you exercise between 3 pm to 6 pm then you will be able to give better performance. Because during this time the body is in the most relaxed state. It helps in setting the biological clock.

thought According to research from the US National Institutes of Health, concentration decreases between 12 noon and 4 pm. In such a situation, it would be better to do mental work in the morning.