In life we all have our own rhythm—circadian rhythm, that is.
By Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, ND
Our body is regulated by over 100 built-in clocks known as the circadian rhythm. Each unique 24-hour cycle influences an aspect of our body's function, including sleep, body temperature, hormone levels, heart rate, blood pressure and even pain threshold. Our body is normally synchronized to a light-dark 24-hour cycle we call a day. For some people, their rhythm is out of sync with the day, leading to a group of conditions known as circadian rhythm disorders. For many others, their energy and mood vary depending on the time of the day.
Morning vs. night people
Each person has their own circadian rhythm. Some individuals are morning people while others are night people. Do you sometimes wonder why you’re raring to go in the evening when your partner is ready to fall asleep? What are the consequences on your relationship of having mismatched circadian rhythms?