A clock It is a device that allows you to make a measurement of the weather . Biological , meanwhile, is what is linked to the biology (the science that studies the characteristics and properties of living organisms).
It is called biological clock to the internal mechanism of a living being which allows you to have a temporary orientation . It is not, of course, a machine that shows the hours and minutes, but a set of organic functions linked to the rhythm of life.
The biological clock makes, when noon approaches, we begin to feel hungry as he anticipates that the time will come for lunch. The same happens at nightfall, when we begin to have dream .
What the biological clock does is temporarily order various organic activities . This order implies the development of cycles (that make, every certain amount of hours, we are hungry or sleepy, for example). Glandular secretions, temperature regulation of body and even the functioning of the heart and brain, among other organs, depend on the biological clock.
Various decisions and activities that we develop can cause changes in the biological clock, generating different kinds of imbalances . People who do not maintain a regular schedule for food or those who live at night and sleep during the day experience various inconveniences of altering their biological clock: chronic fatigue, lack of appetite, depression , etc.
To regulate the biological clock, the ideal is to maintain a daily routine regarding rest, physical activity and food. This helps optimize the operation of the organism .
According to the studies of certain experts, the lack of sleep hours can even collaborate with diseases such as cancer, type II diabetes, obesity, heart complications and various infections. Although it is not possible to create a universal table to know the functioning of the organism at every hour, there are approximations of some validity that serve to learn a little more about our biological clock.
Let's look at some of the changes of state that the human being usually experiences throughout a full day:
* between 6 and 8:59 a.m. : This period is ideal for getting out of bed. For man it is the point at which his testosterone reaches the level maximum. On the other hand, it is the moment in which the heart is more exposed to stoppages, since its vessels have greater rigidity and less flexibility compared to the rest of the day, blood pressure is at its highest peak and blood It is very thick;
* between 9 and 11:59 a.m. : in this strip our short-term memory works better than ever, and our brain is able to process information with special intensity . He receives a particular stimulus of attention, since cortisol (the stress hormone) is at its peak;
* between 12 and 2:59 p.m. : It is normal to eat in this portion of the day, so that gastric activity increases, alert levels drop and, according to statistics, the highest percentage of traffic accidents occurs;
* between 3 and 5:59 p.m. : the temperature internal reaches its peak, the heart and lungs work better than the rest of the day, and it is an ideal time for physical activities, such as exercise;
* between 6 and 8:59 p.m. : It is the ideal time for dinner, although it is not convenient to overdo it, as this can increase the chances of diabetes and obesity. It is also the right point of the day to develop the thought intuitive and, given the peculiarities of the biological clock, so that our liver metabolizes alcohol;
* between 9 and 11:59 p.m. : the internal body temperature drops and we begin to produce melatonin, a hormone that helps us fall asleep;
* between 12 and 2:59 a.m. : attention and alert levels are minimized, while melatonin reaches its peak. On the other hand, the brain begin to consolidate our memories and discard the dispensable;
* between 3 and 5:59 a.m. : We have the minimum body temperature and we are especially prone to asthma attacks and natural births.