Your Internal Clock
Nearly every living thing has a circadian rhythm, including humans. In people, the main mechanism that regulates circadian rhythm – which is like your internal clock – is located in the hypothalamus of the brain. It’s synchronized with the changes in natural light at sunrise and sunset. More importantly, it’s what instructs you to sleep when it’s dark out and wake up when it’s light. Unfortunately, it doesn’t cancel out the problems associated with sleep disorders.
Watch this informational video to learn more about your body’s natural schedule and how it affects your body. You’ll learn why you tend to think more clearly in the late morning hours. You’ll also understand why you feel the urge to nap later in the afternoon.
Sleep Dynamics + You
Our daily lives can introduce numerous challenges to your circadian rhythm. Shift work, “jet lag,” and time zones can disrupt your sleep patterns. Are you having trouble keeping your sleep schedule in sync with your circadian rhythm? Our team of sleep specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating various sleep disorders. Behavioral sleep medicine tactics, like cognitive behavioral therapy, can correct your sleep-wake cycle and get you back “on time.”
Call (848) 217-0240 and consult the compassionate insomnia experts serving New Jersey.