What is the best time to sleep and wake up? As we age, the amount of melatonin in the body begins to decrease, so we wake up earlier and earlier.
The change began in our 1930s. Studies have shown that the ideal time to wake up in our twenties is 9:30 in the morning, in our thirties at 8 in the morning, in our 40s, at 7:30 in the morning, in our fifties at 7 in the morning. At 6:30 in the morning in our sixties, this, of course, means that we need to adjust the bedtime to suit our wake-up time to obtain the required rest time.
Is there a best time to sleep?
As the saying goes, early to bed and early to rise are good for health. Is that true? Is it okay to wake up late from sleep tonight?
You have an amazing biological clock in your body. This is very precise. It helps to regulate your various bodily functions, including your sleep time.
From 11 pm to 3 am, most of your blood circulation is concentrated in the liver. As it fills with more blood, the liver becomes larger. This is an important moment in your body’s detoxification process. Your liver neutralizes and breaks down toxins that accumulate in the body throughout the day.
However, if you don’t sleep at this time, your liver cannot carry out this detoxification process smoothly.
- If you sleep at 11pm, you have full 4 hours to detoxify your body.
- Sleep at 12am, you have 3 hours.
- Sleep at 1am, you have 2 hours.
- And if you sleep at 2am, you only have 1 hour to detoxify.
- What if you sleep after 3am? Unfortunately, you won’t have any time to actually detoxify your body. If you continue with this sleeping pattern, these toxins will accumulate in your body over time. You know what happens next.
What if you sleep late and wake up late?
Have you tried going to bed very late at night? Did you realize you feel very tired the next day no matter how much you sleep?
Sleeping late and waking up late is indeed very bad for your health. Besides not having enough time to detoxify your body, you will miss out on other important body functions too.
From 3am to 5am, most blood circulation concentrates in your lung. What should you do at this moment? Well, you should exercise and breathe in the fresh air. Take in good energy into your body, preferably in a garden. At this time, the air is very fresh with lots of beneficial negative ions.
From 5am to 7am, most blood circulation concentrates in your large intestine. What should you do at this moment? You should poop! Pass out all unwanted poop from your large intestine. Prepare your body to absorb more nutrients throughout the day.
From 7am to 9am, most blood circulation concentrates in your stomach. What should you do at this moment? Have your breakfast! This is your most important meal in a day. Make sure you have all the required nutrients from your breakfast. Not having breakfast causes lots of health problems for you in the future.
That’s the way to start your day
There you are… the most ideal way to start your day. After fully detoxifying your blood during your sleep, you wake up fresh to inhale beneficial energy. Then you pass out unwanted poop from your large intestine. After that, you take in balanced nutrients to prepare your body for a new day.
No wonder people living in villages or farms are healthier. They sleep early and wake up early. They follow their natural biological clock.
Living in the city, we have more difficulty in following this sleeping schedule. We have good lighting, TV, and internet to delay our precious sleeping time.
Following your natural timetable
Once I know the importance of our biological clock, I try my best to follow it. If I wake up early, I usually start my day on the computer. But when I see the clock shows 7am, I know it’s the best time for breakfast. So I’ll try to have my breakfast before 9am for best absorption.
What if you’re offered a night shift job? I recommend you to reject it even the salary is higher. In the long term, you may need to spend more money on your health problems.
What if you have an assignment to do until late at night? Well, why not sleep early and wake up earlier to do it? Just shift your work time from late night to early morning. You get the same time. But your body will appreciate it (By James Pang). The best time to sleep is 11pm, so, go to bed before 11 pm and have a healthy life.
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