Our body clock, or circadian rhythm, tells our brain when to sleep, our gut when to digest and controls our activity during the day. Photo: Shutterstock
Our body clock, or circadian rhythm, tells our brain when to sleep, our gut when to digest and controls our activity during the day. Photo: Shutterstock
Wellness

Circadian rhythm isn’t just about sleep – it affects our immune system, metabolism, fertility and more, doctors explain

  • Let your body clock get out of whack and it isn’t only your sleep that’s disrupted, but also your digestion, and your immunity to diseases such as cancer
  • Technology is to blame for this disruption, with light from mobile phones and televisions tricking our brains into staying awake, but it’s also the solution

Our body clock, or circadian rhythm, tells our brain when to sleep, our gut when to digest and controls our activity during the day. Photo: Shutterstock
Our body clock, or circadian rhythm, tells our brain when to sleep, our gut when to digest and controls our activity during the day. Photo: Shutterstock
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