circadian rhythm

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a daily cycle of activity observed in many living organisms

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The way you feel, the way you function-mentally through to bowel movements-is all ultimately controlled by your body clock.
Exposure to daylight can also support the body clock - open the curtains as soon as he wakes up and encourage him to spend time outside.
The human body clock regulates a number of functions within 24-hours, including metabolism, sleep and the release of hormones.
Lead author Dr Jonathan Johnston, from the University of Surrey, said: "Altering meal times can reset the body clock, regulating sugar metabolism in a drug-free way.
We found that the body clock was shifted nearly three hours later in students with irregular schedules as compared to those who slept at more consistent times each night," shared Dr Charles A.
GO FOR A RUN Exposure to morning sunlight helps to synchronise your body clock and adapt it to the new time.
However, the resources on offer fluctuate throughout the day, partly in response to our circadian rhythms -- in effect, our body clock.
Shift could be candidates for flu The resources of cells fluctuate throughout the day, partly in response to our circadian rhythms - in effect, our body clock - which controls functions including sleep patterns, body temperature, our immune systems and the release of hormones.
For example, New York hosting San Francisco with a 13:15 EST kickoff would have body clock start times of 13:15 and 10:15 for New York and San Francisco, respectively.
Non-24 is a chronic, circadian rhythm disorder resulting from the misalignment of the endogenous master body clock to the 24-hour day, disrupting the sleep-wake cycle.
Researchers at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust have discovered how body clock genes could affect women's ability to have children.
ISLAMABAD -- Our internal body clock influenced by the exposure to light, dictates the wake-sleep cycle.
Sleep experts, however, suggest that people often get their internal body clock set to the wrong time, which can make them feel as though they are suffering from a condition commonly known as jet lag.
THE MARTIAN DAY, WHICH IS ABOUT 40 MINUTES LONGER THAN AN EARTH DAY, can cause havoc with the internal 24-hour body clock.
The effects of our body clock are most apparent in our sleep-wake behavior: Everybody has a different time window during which our body clock switches us to sleep or activity, and this determines our chronotype.