The Importance of Circadian Rhythm
THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP.
Sleep is trans-formative. All of the changes in your body composition take place while you sleep. Don’t believe me? Try sitting in front of a mirror all day, you won’t notice a single change. But why is it important to sleep when it’s dark out? The answer is pretty obvious, it’s because you can’t see in the dark. (No shit, Sherlock.) But why can’t we see in the dark? It’s because we were created that way. From our entire body as a whole down to the atoms that make our cells, the smallest details in our physiology are consciously designed to move in harmony with the flow of the Universe. We were made to have a relationship with the Sun and the Moon. Take a second and think about why these entities exist. Everything is duality. Positive and Negative. Light and Dark. Day and Night. The Sun and the Moon. Consciousness and Subconsciousness.
As we all know the Sun is the source of all life on our planet. Life is energy, and we humans run on energy. The light that emits from the Sun illuminates your reality, feeds plants, and provides us with Vitamin D. Let’s talk a little bit about Vitamin D. We all know the wide array of benefits that Vitamin D has on the human body (better absorption of Calcium, regulating high blood pressure, optimization of our immune systems, etc.) But let’s get one thing straight: VITAMIN D IS A HORMONE. Hormones are produced from within our bodies. The way the Sun helps us in the production of Vitamin D is by helping us convert the cholesterol in our bodies into it. We can get Vitamin D from outside sources such as supplements but why would we want to load up on man made hormones? Let’s keep it real, would you rather get a tan at the beach or use a tanning bed? Obviously you’d want to use what Nature has given us, because it’s FREE. All the best things in life are free.
Now for the Moon: The Moon emits no light of its own, it only reflects the Sun’s light and slightly illuminates our night sky. Before humanity learned how to harness artificial lighting, the Moon and stars guided us through the night when it was absolutely necessary (escaping from predators and enemy tribes). From a scientific standpoint, our bodies have an environmental relationship with the darkness. The absence of light signals our parasympathetic nervous system which stimulates resting activities such as production of Melatonin (the sleep hormone). Not only does Melatonin regulate our sleep cycles but it also aids in the secretion of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). If you don’t know what HGH is, it’s the youth hormone! It’s responsible for growth, cell reproduction and regeneration. It’s anti-aging properties also helps in maintaining lean muscle mass, which helps us burn fat. Who doesn’t want that?
I talk a lot about free will on this blog, but this post is about falling in line with the Natural Order of our world. There’s a time and place for everything and sleep is no exception to that rule. I know I can’t tell you guys to do anything against your free will, and maybe, you have shit to do at night. I understand that. But I urge you to use your free will and use the knowledge you’ve gained about sleep and align your Circadian Rhythm with the Sun and the Moon to reap ALL the benefits that sleep has on our bodies.