Biological Clock Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to the biological clock. Everyone has one, and it regulates sleep and wakefulness cycles. The holiday is celebrated every year on April 28.
The story of Biological Clock Day is devoid of details. In essence, the biological clock is a system of the body that allows a person to adjust to the change of day and night. One of its features is adaptability. As a result of changes in external conditions, after a certain period of time, it will start working differently. For example, such adaptivity manifests itself when moving to a different (very different from the past) time zone. In the beginning, the body’s perception of day and night will be difficult to tolerate. You will find it difficult to make yourself work during the day, because it used to be nighttime. However, over time, your body will adjust, and you will regain your normal sleep and wakefulness patterns.
Today, the workday is 8 hours long, which means that this time is mandatory for wakefulness. For people who work at night, we have to organize sleep in the daytime, and the wakefulness cycle is shifted to the night.
Thus, thanks to the biological clock, we can adjust to changing conditions around us.
- In ancient times, it was customary to divide the day into two sleeps, and between them, people were engaged in ordinary activities. Such information is confirmed by written sources from the time of ancient Greece.
- The introduction of a single sleep period began after 1839, when T. Edison invented the electric lamp. Now the length of the working day has increased considerably thanks to lighting.
- Experts have concluded that the normal duration of sleep from 7 to 10 hours and depends on the individual characteristics of man.
How to celebrate
Learn more about how the biological clock works and what other functions it performs. Normalize your sleep and wakefulness routine if it is disrupted, and you will feel your body say thank you.
Tell people about the holiday on social media. Find out from users what their sleeping and waking schedules are?
When is Biological Clock Day Celebrated in 2024?
Biological Clock Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on April the 28th each year.