Biological Reset - Circadian Rhythm
In fact, these rhythms are so predictable, you can set your clock by them. That’s where the term ‘body clock’ comes from. Our body clocks have evolved to depend on the sun to function properly each day. The problem for most of us though, is that our lifestyle has changed dramatically over the last 50 years.
We no longer get up with the sun, and we stay up hours after dark. This plays havoc with our body clocks: they don’t get the signals they need and so don’t produce the right hormones during the day.
Sleep is an integral part of our lives and is, indeed, essential to proper mental health and function, which is required to be ready and able to concentrate on new and essential information on our environments, as well as consolidate and understand new information. In addition, sleep has an important role in learning and memory.
Sleep patterns also influence body weight and metabolism, making them important in physiological regulation, in addition to the already known involvement that it has in other mental processes.
Human Circadian Rhythm
Consequence of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disturbance
As sleep is so integral to daily function, it is no wonder that the disturbance of sleep and the circadian rhythm can cause many difficulties with concentration, general mood, focus, as well as mental and physiological health, in addition to applicable tasks, such as raising a family or keeping a job.