Waking up early on a weekend when you were planning on sleeping in?
It’s because of your inner clock, which is set by the day and night cycle, and it does not know you want to sleep longer! Your rhythm determines when you get tired, your heart rate, your breathing, the body temperature and hormone levels. We don’t sleep like babies anymore when we get older, so when you are aware of this, you do better if you tackle activities at certain times of the day.
6:00am – 11:00 am
Help your body to be awake by exposing it to light and sunshine. Eat and drink something. Vaccinations are best tolerated at this time The risk for heart attacks or stroke is highest at this time interval.
11:00am – 1:00pm
This is the best time for difficult tasks! Body and mind are in top shape! There is an increase in Adrenalin production. Your stomach is getting ready for lunch by producing more stomach acid, carbohydrates and fats are digested well!
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After lunch our digestive system kicks in, you are getting tired, a good time to take, a nap if you can. A visit to the dentist, for example, is best scheduled at this time since your pain tolerance level is higher.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This is a good time for physical activity. Your longtime memory is optimal now, a good time to work on projects. Stomach and intestinal tract have the highest blood circulation and medications are absorbed the best this time of day. Your bladder works best also, so drink a lot of fluids to help your body get rid of toxins.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This is the time to have a beer or a glass of wine, liver and pancreas are active. Don’t eat too late, it’s better for the stomach and the spleen so they get rest and regenerate over night. The early evening is a good time for Yoga or Meditation.
7:00pm – 11:00 pm
No food, chips and soda, they interfere with the rest phase of your digestive track. Unwind, turn the TV off, no computer and don’t play on your smart phone or tablet, it messes with your inner clock! About 9:00 pm, the hormone levels that help you sleep, increase , around 11:00 pm, your pulse and blood pressure decrease. Go to bed soon!
11:00 pm – 7:00 am
Sleep time! Your body rests and regenerates for the next day! Try to get enough and restful sleep!
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