The experience of this beautiful eclipse yesterday reminded me of the power of circadian rhythms.
As the day became night for a brief period, immediately, the crickets began chirping as if it were dusk and birds were singing as if it were dawn.
Pretty incredible that these creatures who are inferior to humans in intellect responded by instinct and intuition to the eclipse.
God separated the day from night for a reason.
Ideally, we should rise at dawn and shut down at dusk.
Today, however, we seldom follow this schedule because we have artificial light that keeps us up till midnight and beyond plus we always have 'one more thing' to get done.
We also work all kinds of shifts and socialize till dawn then sleep till noon.
But the fact remains that we should be in sync with the circadian rhythm of nature.
Sleep at the appropriate time of night is crucial to our health because it is between 10:00 pm and 2:00 am that our immune system is recharging.
This is universal and does not vary from person to person.
We are also a sleep deprived nation with more health issues tied to lack of sleep than we realize.
In today's world we may not go to sleep at dusk or wake up at dawn but whether we are a morning person or night owl, we need to try and be at rest between 10:00 and 2:00 to recharge our immune system for optimum performance.