What Time Is It On Your Body Clock?

So apparently (before environmental, psychological, or ecological interventions) we all have similar preset “settings” that regulate the body’s daily biological clock.

Does that mean there are more efficient times of the day to do certain tasks? Check out the information I came across this last week and judge for yourself…

(Referencing some info from the creative commons image found at the bottom of this post. The image can be found on wiki’s Circadian rhythm page.)

An Example of Your Circadian Rhythm Schedule

10:00AM High alertness (A good time to schedule work that must be done with extra precision?)

2:30PM Best coordination (The best time of day to do 4 things at once? If so, I wonder how long this period lasts! :D)

3:30PM Fastest reaction time (Best time of day to get a high score on Doodle Jump?)

5:00PM Greatest cardiovascular efficiency and muscle strength. (Hmmm… Anyone for some lite cardio before dinner? Why not ride your bike or take a brisk walk when your heart is already working at it’s highest efficiency?)

6:30PM Highest blood pressure

7:00PM Highest body temperature

9:00PM Melatonin secretion starts (Meaning: Your body starts getting the signals to start getting tired. Maybe we should start trying to listen to that message. I am preaching to myself of course, I am a recovering insomniac. :D The sad thing is, I am sort of serious.)

10PM or 11PM (A good time for Bed?)

2:00AM Deepest sleep
6am or 7am (A good time to wake up? Hopefully after you’ve had 8 hours right? ;) Who does that? Oh, wait… I actually do strive to. See my beating insomnia plan.)

7:30AM Melatonin secretion stops
Biological clock human