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Circadian Rhythm

A circadian rhythm is a natural process that responds to light and darkness, controlling our 24-hour sleep-wake circle. This process significantly affects the internal functions and processes of plants, animals, and the microbiome.

Why Circadian Rhythm Is Important

Regulated by our biological clock, circadian rhythm is tied to our mental well-being. This means that misalignment of this internal process can set the stage for mental health issues, including depression.

How To Set the Circadian System Right

Although misalignment of the circadian system can take a toll on our mental health, the good news is you can set it right for healthy living. How?

Exercise

Regular physical activity encourages stimulation of the neuroendocrine system, improving hormonal regulation and circadian system resynchronization.

Set A Sleep Schedule and Stick to It

Sleeping and waking up at the same time allows your body to cope with the new system, resetting your circadian rhythm.

Try Bright light Therapy

Bright light therapy is a great way to reorient your circadian rhythm, especially if you are a shift worker reporting to work late at night or early in the morning. As a sleep medicine professional, I highly recommend light therapy devices, including desk lamps, lightboxes, and sunrise stimulators.

Nutritionist, Cornell University, MS

I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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