You CAN make small changes and sync personal patterns with circadian rhythms to reverse engineer habits which in turn lead to a healthier body and a better aging experience.
But what is meant by Circadian Rhythms and how can it improve our living experience?
Circadian Rhythms are, essentially, daily cycles of biological activity based on a 24-hour period and influenced by regular variations in the environment, such as the alternation of night and day.
Circadian rhythms can influence sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, body temperature and other important bodily functions. They have been linked to various sleep disorders, such as insomnia. Abnormal circadian rhythms have also been associated with obesity, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder.
The importance of maintaining your circadian rhythms is well indicated by facts like World Health Organization’s recognition of night shifts as a possible cause of cancer. Research also shows how the times at which we eat contribute to the disruption of our circadian rhythms.
What's more, it also affects things like our fertility, mental focus, and aging, causing undue stress and heart attacks. Yes, this coordination of all our internal clocks so that they run in sync goes on to allow pituitaries and ovaries to match up when triggering ovulation, the pancreas, gut, and hypothalamus to link up and make us feel hungry as well as digest our food, and feel sleepy when the body is ready to go into relax mode.
That is how profoundly powerful these circadian rhythms are.