Sleep is very important, and 'scheduling' it at (approximately) the same time each day is definitely best (because sleeping at irregular times is unnecessarily stressful for the body).
At what time you go to bed is not very important though. Your body doesn't 'know' in which time zone you are and what time it is. There's no difference between going to bed each day at 22.00 and getting up at 6.00, and going to bed at 1.00 and getting up at 9.00.
However, a related factor you may want to take into account is that it is supposedly best to be woken up by the natural sunrise. In a darkened room, a machine like a philips wake-up light can mimic that effect at a time that suits your daily schedule. I am not sure though how beneficial this is healthwise.. It would be interesting to hear what HV has to say about this. :-)
thanks for the info!
should try then
can you show some links showing studies bout the subject?
This sounds like total bogus to me..
It seems very unlikely that our bodies would 'know' when to sleep based on the earth's, moon's and sun's magnetic fields, since there is simply NO consistency in their joint positions!
That is to say: the time it takes the moon to orbit the earth one single time does not correspond to an exact number of days (= a single orbit of the earth around its own axis). And neither does the moon orbit the earth an exact number of times in a single year (= a single orbit of the earth around the sun). Consequently your theory should -if anything- predict that the optimal sleeping times would constantly shift, day by day, month by month, year by year. (Just like for example the time of the day we see a full moon shifts each month.)
Hi there, i readed in diferent places, books and internet about sleeping early is more healthy
said like going to sleep from 10pm and 1am the body gets better rest, is it true? there's some scientic evidence about this?
also searching in curezone i found this posting about experiences from people about this
maybe its true? or more like a placebo?? ;)
Everyone has their own internal clock. What stresses people out and leads to health problems is people fighting their own internal clock. For example, I have always been a night owl. Even when I worked in the worked in allopathic medicine I almost always worked graveyard, which I had no problems with. They tried to put me on morning shifts a few times and it about killed me because it went against my normal sleep cycle.
Look at how many people set their alarm to wake up, which is stressful to begin with. Then they hit the snooze bar over and over until they finally drag themselves out of bed. Then they often use coffee to get them going and to keep going throughout the day. If these people were not fighting their internal clock then they would not have to drag themselves out of bed and rely on stimulants to keep going throughout the day all which severely stresses the body.
Some people though do really well waking up in the morning because this is their natural sleep cycle. Again, it all depends on the individual and their particular sleep cycle.