What is Circadian Disruption?
Daily rhythms keep your body ticking like a clock.
It’s true for flowers, crickets, birds, dogs, and yes—humans too.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of body processes that follow a 24-hour clock:
✔️ Blood Pressure
✔️ Blood Sugar
✔️ Immune Function
That’s right—nearly every body process has a daily cycle.
⏰ It’s called the circadian rhythm ⏰
We have a master circadian clock in a specialized area of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) plus self-regulating clocks in the gut, liver, and other internal organs.
BUT…do you know what happens when we eat, exercise, sleep, or stare at our phones at times that are out of sync with our internal clock?
It’s not good.
When our rhythm gets out of whack, it’s called Circadian Disruption.
It can look like:
✖️ Inability to fall asleep
✖️ Difficulty staying asleep
✖️ Waking up groggy
✖️ Crashing mid-day
✖️ Feeling tired but wired
Not only that, but circadian disruption can upset your mood, metabolism, hormones, and digestion too.
👀 Watch for my upcoming posts where I’ll be sharing some surprising causes of circadian disruption and what you can do to fix it.
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