The circadian rhythm — Pointless Overthinking

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“A disruption of the circadian cycle—the metabolic and glandular rhythms that are central to our workaday life—seems to be involved in many, if not most, cases of depression; this is why brutal insomnia so often occurs and is most likely why each day’s pattern of distress exhibits fairly predictable alternating periods of intensity and relief.” William Styron, Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

The circadian rhythm is important in many forms of life in 24 hour intervals. It has been widely observed in animals, plants, fungi, cyanobacteria and more. Endogenous, in 2017, Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. For their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm in fruit flies. The importance of rhythms keeps us going. Falling out of any sort of rhythm big or small could potentially put your life out of balance. This is why discipline is needed to maintain and why I am serious about my daily activity. Thank you Pointless Overthinking for this interesting article and teaching me the skills and methods of circadian rhythm.

It is a strange term that sounds like a form of dance or something, but it’s actually our internal clock. Yes, we have an inner clock. This 24-hour clock pretty much sets when we need to feel energized and when we need to feel tired based in the daylight and based on our sleeping […]

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“We have made clocks that are perfectly in sync with the industrial machinery and the Information Age and perfectly out of sync with nature and our circadian rhythm.” Khang Kijarro Nguyen

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One thought on “The circadian rhythm — Pointless Overthinking

  1. Great piece of content! Since most of our healing process happens whilst we sleep, I believe it is very important to make the same time for it every day.
    Thank you for mentioning me! 🙂

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