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  • 1. Jitka Aradszká Jolana Procházková Aneta Rusmanová Klára Ondrášková Martina Petríková
  • 2. What is a biorhythm?  Biorhythm is a regular alternation of physical and mental states of organism.  Just like the day and night according to rotating Earth around its axis change or seasons of the year change you can also describe series of cyclically repeating states not only in universe but also in human life.  For example breathing, heart beating or period.  Since birth your biorhythms are affecting individual cells in your body and also your brain activity.  More or less they are affecting your existence for your whole life.
  • 3. Basic biorhythmical cycles Physicall Emotional Intellectual
  • 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S_DXwOo7m0
  • 5. Good sleep  Sleep is basic physiologic need necessary for right function of organism.  Its importance is mostly in regeneration of central nerve system.  Without sleep or in lack of its quality you cannot recover completely which is showing in worse thinking, lack of attention and feel of fatigue the very next day.  If this status takes longer time your life quality changes and there is a risk of development of serious mental illness.
  • 6. Why do we have to sleep?  Restoration of intellectual functions.  Creation of short-term and long-term memory -> in lack of sleep your learning is getting worse.  Secretion of hormones - growth hormone.  Impact on immunity  short-term lack of sleep – good impact  long-term lack of sleep – very bad impact.
  • 7. How many hours we should sleep daily.  From 7 to 8,5 hours a day = average
  • 8. When you should go to bed.  It is similarly with the bedtime.  Some people like going to bed later and wake up in late morning.  Others like going to bed early and wake up early in the morning.  Based on this we have 2 categories of people.  The first one are larks which have biggest activity during morning and owls which are more active during afternoon or evening.
  • 9. Larks versus Owls  OWLS  are having problems with transition on summer time  they are used to do their best in afternoon or evening  used to go to bed late and sleep to late morning  suffer when waking up before sun rise  LARKS  are going to bed as we are saying „with chickens“ because they are tired very soon  they get up with sunrise  do their best in the morning  their biorhythm is close to nature  less adaptable and very sensitive to changes
  • 10. Natural substances  Balm – unrest ,insomnia  St. John's Wort – depression, melancholy, anxiety  Valerian – insomnia, nervousness, depression, convulsions  Hops rotary – nerve irritation  Passion plete – stress, anxiety ,insomnia
  • 11. Aromatherapy  Relaxation with help of another sense organ-smell.  Help calms and relax.  Aromatherapy massages have long term effects.  Can be used as :  as essentials facing  inhalation  bath
  • 12. Vitamins and minerals  B –can cure neurological illness and stress that can be cause of insomnia  C – for creation of anti-stress hormones ,if the stress is cause of insomnia you can take pills of vitamin C everyday  E – antispasmodic effects ,prevent of cancer and other civilization illness, good effect on nerve system and blood  Selenium –cheering effect and absorb the anxiety and insomnia  Magnesium and Calcium– for nerve system ,insomnia ,pains of muscles and joints and uterine contractions during pregnancy  Folic acid – „lucky hormone“,makes you feel happy and calm,helps to fall asleep
  • 13. Healthy diet  What we eat and also how we eat have effect on our feelings, thinking and sleeping.  Dairy products are helping the body to create melatonin- makes higher sleep quality.  Food supplements – increase alertness.  For falling asleep is also not good to eat spicy or heavy food ,alcohol and things with caffeine right before you go to bed.
  • 14. Résumé  Don’t eat heavy and spicy food before you go to bed, best is to eat your dinner around 6 PM.  Also try drink cup of lukewarm milk before going to bed.  Don’t use artificial sweeteners just natural ones like honey.  When you will eat light carbohydrates you will be more sleepy.  At least 6 hours before going to bed you should not drink alcohol or drinks or food that contains caffeine or other stimulants.  Try eating healthy and do not overeat.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eLfn7Ewx_s
  • 15. Biological clock  Your organs work and rest.  Energy is highest in the morning around 9 AM or between 3 PM and 4 PM.  Your mental activity is highest from 10 AM to 12 AM and from 3 PM to 4 PM.
  • 16. 11 PM – 01 AM  We are more sensitive to pain.  Or gallbladder is “awaking” and starts to work.  Brain is sending signals to scalp for the hair to start grown.  Body is trying to get new energy during the rest.
  • 17. 01 AM – 03 AM  Time to rest .  Brain gets less oxygen.  Your liver starts to work your body is cleaning.  Hormone vasopressine is keeping water in your body.
  • 18. 03 AM – 05 AM  Activity is on lungs.  This is time when people with lungs problems usually awake.  For example asthmatics ,smokers and allergy sufferers.  Time when you can more feel worries or anxiety.
  • 19. 05 AM – 07 AM  Most active is colon, that is why is it good time to wake up and defecate.  Blood pressure is starting to get high just like your pulse.  If wake up in this time you will be more active than if you would wake up later.  You should drink more.
  • 20. 07 AM – 09 AM  You should do morning exercise and have shower.  Your stomach turns on.  Good time for breakfast , medicine or vitamins.  Your mental activity is running – good time to meetings.
  • 21. 09 AM – 11 AM  Brain have highest activity – interviews , tests.  Pancreas and spleen are active so you can eat sweets to support your energy.  Mental activity highest around 11 AM.
  • 22. 11 AM – 01 PM  Heart is working on full blast.  It is not good to eat much and better go away from stimulating drinks.  Best time to rest - you start to feel tired.  Body is secreting fluids.
  • 23. 01 PM – 03 PM  Your intestine is working, digestion is on.  You need to relax – best time to take a nap.  We are inattentive and we tend to do mistakes.
  • 24. 03 PM – 05 PM  Energy starts to increase , activity and working ability is high.  Your long-term memory is on.  Bladder is active.  Digestive system is ready to have heavy food.  Organism is full turned on.
  • 25. 05 PM – 07 PM  We are active physical and mental - most around 6 PM.  Your liver is working again to exclude harmful substances from body.  In the end your mental activity is lower you are passive.
  • 26. 07 PM – 09 PM  We are very sensitive ,it is time for soul.  Good time for cultural entertainment, listening to music, cinema, visiting friends.  We want to communicate.  Your pericardium is on.  Effect of medicine is higher .  Around 9 PM your memory is turning on.
  • 27. 09 PM – 11 PM  Senses are active you can have fun ,have a glass of wine.  After 10 PM you start to feel sleepy.  Around 11 PM is melatonin highly concentrated ,you fall asleep well and regenerate yourself.

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