The biological clock for men and women work differently

Circadian rhythms - internal biological clock that matches physiological processes with expected changes in the environment (change of day and night). Breakdowns in biorhythms may lead to the development of pathologies: from metabolic disorders to cardiovascular diseases. A group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) found that there are significant differences in the performance of circadian rhythms in men and women, with health implications. An article about this has been published in the journal Science.

The study found that women are more resistant to biorhythm disturbance than men. As a rule, in the women and children (regardless of sex) activity peaks occur in the morning and first half of the day, but in men, on the contrary, in the evening. It turned out that women sleep more, spend more time in the phase of deep slow sleep, and are less prone to insomnia and anxiety during sleep than men. The latter, in turn, turned out to be more prone to daytime sleep: they like to sleep in the afternoon more than women.

Scientists believe that the reason for the differences in biological clockwork lies in motherhood: women often have the same biorhythm as children. They are better able to withstand circadian rhythm disorders because they often have to wake up to take care of the baby.

In addition, it was found that as both sexes get older, circadian rhythms shift to morning time.

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Sept. 9, 2020, 10:57 a.m.

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