SLEEP – Myth of “Sleeping In”

Have you ever wanted to “catch up” with your sleep by sleeping in? Have you ever wanted to take the time to sleep a couple more hours just to make up for the lack of sleep this week?

Researchers have shown that “sleeping in” does not actually create the rest you want it to create. In fact, it can confuse your body as your internal clock tries to reset it’s daily pattern.

Here is the physiology.  Your Circadian Rhythm is your daily clock.  It helps your body by telling your body what time of the day it is, “body wise”. It is your internal clock.

Your internal clock starts as soon as light strikes your eyes in the morning. It starts your day. Now your body knows what to expect over the next 24 hours.  If you decide to sleep in a couple hours, your clock has to reset, and this can cause unrest in your body instead of the rejuvenation you were expecting to receive.  Your body has to now “reset” it’s internal clock according to the new time you woke up and can take days to get back into your daily rhythm.

In order to catch up with your sleep, try going to bed earlier and waking at the same time. This will allow your internal clock, your Circadian Rhythm, to continue undisturbed. Now you have successfully achieved the rest and rejuvenation you were looking for and your daily clock remains intact ready for another day.

Join us this Thursday, April 18, at 12:30 if you want to learn more about sleep and whole food nutrition. The class will be at my office: Green Valley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 2720 Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV, 89014.  Please RSVP at 702/451-0480