sleep wake cycle

Are you an early riser? Is your sleeping pattern similar on all seven days of the week? Do you know about the sleep-wake cycle? or are you aware of the Circadian Rhythm? Well,“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”. We all have listened to these kinds of quotes, but is there any strength in these quotes? In today’s world, we all are walking behind prosperity, which mainly depends on our health, and further, our health is dependent on our sleeping patterns.

Some of the people preferred to work at night, or we can say, they have the habit of this, and of course, they will suffer from time cycles in the morning for their daily routines. For them, it’s hard to stay up all day and their whole day passes with yawning. Sleep deprivation – the inadequate quality of sleep,  which affects our body, physically and mentally as: 

  • Results in depression.
  • Mood swinging
  • Out of focus.
  • Not able to control emotions
  • Frequent yawning
  • Affects the cardiovascular system
  • Lack of concentration during work and many more.

What Happens When You Wake Up Early?

Some have the habit of naturally rising early in the morning, and also they sleep early at night. These people remain active for the whole day, and also have fewer chances of suffering from many types of diseases. They have the following benefits:

  • Stay stress-free always
  • Decreases the risk of depression
  • The daily routine continues in a good way
  • Improved mental health
  • Active throughout the day
  • Healthy lifestyle, etc.
sleep-wake cycle

Some individuals have their jobs in shifts, which means sometimes they have to go to work in the daytime and sometimes at night. It became difficult for them to manage their body clock. Their sleeping agenda also gets unsettle, and they have more probability to face many types of ailments like depression, anxiousness, exhaustion, feeling sleepy all time, and do not able to maintain sugar levels.

Some people spoil their daily sleep routines on weekends, they think that the only option of chilling out at the end of the week is night outs, night parties, watching movies on weekend nights, etc. 

This makes it hard for them to again come into daily routine, for example, nine to five work time.

They face many types of difficulties on weekdays like, not being able to wake up early, not being able to focus on their work properly, finding it hard to get sleep on upcoming nights, etc.

What is the Sleep-Wake Cycle Psychology?

Sleep is an important part of daily routine. Almost everyone should spend about eight out of twenty-four hours doing it. Enough quality sleep at night is as necessary as food and water for survival. Without sleep, one cannot form or maintain the pathway in the brain that lets them learn and create new memories, and it’s harder to concentrate and respond quickly.

The brain and body stay active while sleeping. Recent findings suggest that sleep plays an important role in removing toxins in the brain that get built up during awakeness.

Sleep is a necessity, but no one knows its biological importance. Sleeping time and habit affect almost every type of tissue and system in the body- from the brain, heart, and lungs to metabolism, immune function, digestion, mood, and disease resistance. Research shows that an unorganized sleep-wake cycle, or getting poor quality sleep increases the risk of disorders including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes depression, and obesity.

  Everyone has a circadian rhythm, an internal clock that the body follows. But this rhythm got disturbed in the covid 19 pandemic as the people have adopted a flexible lifestyle.

Hence, everyone should try to follow a proper sleep-wake cycle to have a healthy and wealthy lifestyle.

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