Biological Clock Day
April 28th is observed annually as Biological Clock Day. This is a holiday that attempts to raise the public’s awareness about the circadian rhythm and the importance of sleep on our body systems, mood, and mental alertness. Although 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night is recommended by experts, not everyone manages to obtain this amount of sleep on a daily basis.
The result is daytime tiredness, lack of motivation, and a reduced capacity for reasoning. People who don’t get enough sleep also have an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, hypertension, and stroke. That’s why it’s important for all of us to pay attention to our sleep patterns and this holiday is a good place to start.
The History Of Biological Clock Day
Unfortunately, we were unable to uncover the origins of Biological Clock Day. This is one of those holidays that just sort of appeared on the Internet one day. We think that it’s been around since at least 2016, but it may have been invented even before then. Regardless of who invented it or why they invented it, this holiday has proven to get people talking about sleep and its importance in people’s lives. And that’s important.
Some Fast Facts About The Circadian Rhythm
Anyone looking for a crash course on the human circadian rhythm is going to want to check out this section. That’s because we’ve done a little bit of research and came across some interesting facts that we think everyone can appreciate. With that said, let’s take a look at the following facts below and see what we can learn about this important system of the body.
- Light affects the circadian rhythm. That’s why people should have access to light in the morning and put away artificial sources of light (such as phones) in the evening.
- The circadian rhythm regulates our skin cells and how quickly they heal.
- The circadian rhythm affects our metabolism. The body has trouble burning off calories consumed later in the day.
Observing Biological Clock Day
Biological Clock Day can be observed by people learning more about their circadian rhythm and how it affects sleep. It’s also a good day for people to look closely at their sleep routine and see if they need to make changes to it. Sometimes a few minor changes to a person’s room or how they approach sleep can mean all the difference in the world.
For people who can’t solve their sleep problems on their own, this also might be the right time for them to seek the help of a medical professional. No matter how a person attempts to observe this holiday they should make sure to use the hashtag #BiologicalClockDay on social media, however.