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Circadian rhythms are internally driven cycles that rise and fall during a 24-hour period that different systems of the body follow. Circadian rhythms are like internal timekeepers that play a central role in the regulation of various physical, mental, and behavioral processes, in particular our sleep-wake cycles. During the day, circadian rhythms modulate our waking behavior, affecting how and when we experience moments of peak alertness, as well as fatigue. Things like jet lag, meal timing, social activity, working overnight and the sun’s cycles can impact our circadian rhythms.
The timing of our circadian rhythms (especially the sleep-wake cycle) exists on a continuum, with some people tending toward earlier morning rhythms and others who are more aligned with evening rhythms. Your chronotype determines this preference for the given times of day when you like to get things done and when you like to go to sleep and wake. In general, you perform at your best when your circadian rhythms are in sync with your natural sleep schedule (chronotype). When your circadian rhythms are aligned with your chronotype, it means that your body is functioning at its best and you're more alert and focused throughout the day.
So, what does it mean to be in sync with your circadian rhythms? Well, it means that your body is well-adapted to the natural cycles of light and dark in the environment around you. When you're exposed to bright light during the day and experience darkness at night, your body's internal clock is better able to regulate important processes like sleep, hormone production, and metabolism.
But sometimes, our body's internal clock can get out of sync with the environment around us. This can happen when we travel across time zones or work night shifts, for example. In those instances, it might take a little extra effort to get our body back on track. We can do things like exposing ourselves to bright light in the morning or adjusting our sleep schedules to help our body better align with our natural sleep-wake cycle.
The bottom line is that taking care of our internal clocks is important for our overall well-being. So next time you're feeling tired or sluggish, remember that your body's internal timekeepers might need a little love and attention. Rest assured that the CZ Smart YouQ technology featuring IBM Watson® AI provides you with everything you need to keep your circadian rhythms intact and your energy and alertness at optimal levels throughout the day every day.
There are 2 phases of a circadian rhythm:
- Peak is the point when you are most alert.
- Drop is the point when wakefulness dips, and the drive to sleep increases.
When your circadian rhythm is disrupted and not aligned with your chronotype, then:
- your preferred sleep or active times are at odds with lifestyle factors such as work and social schedules
- your internal drive for sleep won’t align with your natural wakefulness rhythm
- your drive to sleep will increase while you’re awake
- your sleep may be disturbed, and you can have difficulty staying asleep because the drive for wakefulness is increasing
- noise or minor discomfort can awaken you more easily due to the drive to wakefulness
- upon awakening, you may not feel refreshed but have difficulty going back to sleep