Circadian rhythms and how to check yours

Our circadian rhythms are the daily cycle by which our bodies operate. For example: they tell you when to be tired and when to be awake. They are also the useful clock that tells your body to concentrate urine production overnight – allowing you an uninterrupted nights sleep.

 

These rhythms are self-sustaining but set by external cues – the primary one being sunlight or the lack there-of.

 


The body rhythms our circadian clock set are numerous and include: when we are physically and mentally alert, along with our body temperature, blood pressure and various hormone secretions.

Source: Wikipedia

 

If you’ve ever wondered where your natural clock is set you can do this online quiz to get an idea of when you should be getting up and going to bed.

 

 

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