Hello Beautiful Souls! Can you believe that the Summer Solstice is right around the corner? I have been learning about Circadian Flow and thought I would share a bit about that this month.
The human body has a natural clock that regulates many of your behaviors, including sleep and eating. This circadian rhythm oversees how long it takes for your body to feel tired or hungry, as well as when you feel like going to bed at night or getting up in the morning. If you don’t follow this rhythm by sleeping at the same time each day and eating meals around the same time each day, then your body will feel stressed out–and this can lead to all sorts of health problems down the road!
What is circadian flow?
Caloric rhythms are the body’s natural cycles of sleep and wakefulness, which are governed by our internal biological clock. In other words, this means that the amount of time you spend sleeping each night and day can vary depending on your circadian rhythm. If you go days without getting enough sleep or wake up too early in the morning (or not at all), then your circadian rhythm will be off—and it’s likely that you won’t feel rested throughout your day.
How does it affect my health?
Your circadian rhythm affects many aspects of your health: when you feel hungry or thirsty; when it’s time to exercise; how long food stays in your stomach before being digested; how much energy you have throughout the day…the list goes on!
What are the benefits of circadian rhythm sleep?
- Sleep is important to health.
- Sleep is important to productivity.
- Sleep is important to creativity.
- Sleep is important to feeling well-rested and refreshed, which can help you feel energetic throughout the day, even if you don’t get as much sleep as others do!
Is it difficult to adjust to a new schedule?
It can be difficult to adjust to a new schedule. If you’re used to an earlier wake-up time, it can be hard to get yourself out of bed at 6 am and into the office on time every day. You need to learn how to sleep, how long it takes for your body clock (circadian rhythm) – which controls everything from when we feel hungry and alert – to change over the course of days/weeks/months/year etc., how much light exposure impacts this process, what food choices are best suited for each phase in terms of energy output vs. hunger levels, etc.
You also have some work ahead of you if you’re trying out a new diet or exercise regimen: It may take some trial and error until something works well enough that doesn’t leave you feeling tired all day long or unable.
What happens if I don’t follow my circadian rhythm and am constantly tired?
You may be tired because you are not getting enough sleep (or too much). If this is the case, then make sure that your schedule allows for plenty of restful hours each night. Try to avoid exercising at least three hours before bedtime or afternoon on weekends; this will help keep your body’s internal clock in sync with its external environment.
How do I reset my clock?
The first step in resetting your circadian clock is to go to bed at a consistent time every day. If you don’t want to do this, there are two options: either go to bed earlier or later than normal. For example, if you’re used to going to sleep at 11 pm (and waking up at 7 am), try going down with the sun instead—you can still wake up before sunrise and get on with whatever it is that needs doing before then!
If neither of these options works for you because they’re just not possible for some reason (maybe because of work obligations or family commitments) then consider getting used to sleeping during daylight hours instead. This will help reset your body’s internal clock so that it moves back towards its normal cycle of 24 hours per day/night cycle when conditions align properly again later down the line.
Follow your body’s natural rhythms, and they will help you feel better every day.
The circadian rhythm is the 24-hour cycle that runs through our bodies—it’s controlled by a network of cells in the brain, called neurons. These neurons release chemicals called neuropeptides at different times of day (morning, noon, and evening) that control different functions such as sleep-wake cycles, hormone production, and moods.
- Follow your body’s natural rhythms to have better sleep at night.
- Be more energetic during the day if you’re tired in the morning.
Most people don’t realize how much our bodies change with age, but when it comes to health, the more we know about our body’s needs and rhythms, the better off we’ll be. The circadian rhythm is one of them. Understanding what this means for you is essential for your well-being and overall health!