Circadian Rhythm & Bipolar Disorder 

This makes so much sense—how our regulatory systems go Blewy!

Petite Girls Guide

Circadian Rhythm

“The nervous systems of people with bipolar disorders frequently make specific types of regulatory errors. Many of them involve the body’s internal clock, which controls the phenomena known as circadian rhythms. These are the regular rhythmic changes in waking and sleeping, waxing and waning activity levels, even sensations of hunger or thirst and their satisfaction. The chemical clock that governs these rhythms is located in a part of the hypothalamus gland called the suprachiasmatic nucleus, which (among other things) regulates the pineal gland’s secretion of the hormone melatonin.”

“You’ve probably heard about melatonin supplements sold as a cure for insomnia. Indeed, this hormone is the body’s own shut-down mechanism, and production of it usually kicks in as dusk begins. The suprachiasmatic nucleus sets itself based on the past several days’ pattern of light and dark, slowly adjusting itself in pace with the seasons. It does seem important for…

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leslie
    Aug 29, 2015 @ 09:05:16

    What a great share Sandy!!! Thank you

    Reply

  2. ayitl
    Aug 30, 2015 @ 19:49:16

    wow, very interesting. I’ll have to look more into this

    Reply

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