Thursday , March 22 2018

biological clocks :Tag

know how our biological clocks manage our sleep

Do you know how our biological clocks manage our sleep?

Throughout the day, we experience different patterns of sleepiness, and we might ask ourselves what is regulating our sleep? Actually, sleep is governed by both sleep/wake homeostasis and the biological clock. When we are awake for a long time, sleep/wake homeostasis tells us it is time to sleep, and it also helps us get enough sleep during the night to make up for the daytime waking hours; thus sleep/wake homeostasis balances wakefulness and sleep. On the other hand, the internal biological clock dips and rises at different times throughout the day; for adults a strong sleep drive occurs between 1– 3 pm and between 2- 4 am, though this may vary depending on the person if he or she is …

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