Circadian rhythm is the natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and other behavioral and physiological processes in us. It is basically, our internal "biological clock." It is influenced by many external cues, like light and temperature, and is actually quite sensitive. So what are you waiting for? Learn how to fix your circadian rhythm when it's off- watch the video!
Circadian rhythms are found in most living organisms, including animals, plants, and even some bacteria! It plays a vital role in helping organisms adapt to their environment and maintain a stable, consistent internal state. In humans, the circadian rhythm helps to regulate sleep patterns, weight, hormone production, and other bodily functions. Here are some things that are known to disrupt circadian rhythm:
All these can upset your circadian rhythm, and have negative effects on health, weight, metabolism, and well-being.
There are several signs that your circadian rhythm may be off balance, including:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and they are persistent, it may be a sign that your circadian rhythm is out of balance.
There are several strategies that you can try to reset your circadian rhythm, which is the natural internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle of your body. Here are a few tips that may be helpful:
It's also important to be patient and give yourself time to adjust to a new sleep schedule. It may take a few weeks for your body to fully reset its natural clock, so be persistent and give yourself time to adapt. If you continue to have difficulty sleeping or notice other changes in your health or well-being, it is a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional for further guidance.