Your Circadian Rhythm Can Make You Hungrier and Forgetful
As you probably know, the physiological functions of virtually all organisms are governed by 24-hour circadian rhythms. The modern, round-the-clock lifestyle, made possible by electric lighting, could disrupt your circadian rhythm and interfere with leaning abilities. Your lack of sleep due to an over loaded calendar, e-mail, web surfing and TV could take a toll on your health whether you realize it or not. This is a surefire way to dysregulate your circadian rhythm. This can contribute to a whole host of chronic health problems, since your circadian system “drives” the biological activity at the cellular level. Disruptions can cascade outward throughout your entire body.
Disrupted Sleep Patterns Can Impact Your Health
Your circadian clock influences :
Short term memory-Your circadian clock controls your daily cycle of sleep and wakefulness by alternately inhibiting and exciting different parts of your brain through regulating the release of certain neurotransmitters. This part of your brain is known as the hippocampus. This must be excited in order for the things you learn to be organized in such a way that you’ll remember them later. If your internal clock isn’t functioning properly, it causes the release of too much GABA. Excess GABA can lead to short term memory loss and inability to retain new information. Read More