Health411-The Molecular Basis of the Circadian Rhythm
In this episode of Health411, Dr. Jonathan Karp and producer Daniel Geller explore the molecular basis and effects of the circadian rhythm. They unravel the internal body clock's intricate mechanisms and its impact on sleep-wake cycles, hormone production, metabolism, and cognitive function. External factors like light exposure, social cues, and daily routines also influence the circadian rhythm. We delve into the consequences of disruptions, including sleep disorders, metabolic disorders, and mood disorders. Practical tips for optimizing the circadian rhythm are shared, promoting consistent sleep schedules, sleep-friendly environments, and healthy habits for overall well-being.