We millennials are so much driven into technology that we often compromise on a lot of things including our sleep. Sleep plays an important role in the functioning of our body. However, it’s not just the quantity of hours you sleep, that matters. Your sleep quality is equally important, which is affected by many factors. Some of us believe that taking sleep for 7-8 hours at any time during the day does the job. But various sciences have revealed that ‘early to bed and early to rise’ is based on some logic that is explained by the Circadian Rhythm.
What is Circadian Rhythm and how does it relate with sleep?
According to Sleepfoundation.org, “Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that are part of the body’s internal clock, running in the background to carry out essential functions and processes. One of the most important and well-known circadian rhythms is the sleep-wake cycle.”
As per Circadian Rhythm, our body starts releasing melatonin at 9 PM and stops its secretion at 7.30 AM. And it is 2 AM around which we are at deepest sleep.
So ideally, we should go to bed as early as 9 PM and get 7-8 hours of sleep, wake-up early to keep your hormones balanced and lead a healthy life.