Self-Care. Sync Up Your Circadian Rhythm: What Time Does Your Body Clock Think it is?

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  • Author(s): Menehan, Karen
  • Source:
    Massage Magazine. Apr2021, Issue 299, p52-54. 3p.
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    • Abstract:
      The article discusses a person's synchronous living with his/her circadian rhythm or body clock which oversees the wake/rest/sleep cycle, along with other bodily functions. Topics covered include the circadian rhythm's involvement with the hormone melatonin, and the biological timing disorder and possible increase health risks that occur when it is disrupted. Also noted are steps in resetting one's body clock such as sleeping and waking at certain times and not eating four hours before bed.