Coping with… Poor Sleep
Woman's Weekly Living Series|February 2020
Our biological clocks have a lot to answer for, says Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones...
Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones

Our bodies’ natural cycles are controlled by a master clock in the brain, which connects to the pineal gland behind the eyes. Incoming light switches off melatonin, the sleep hormone that governs our best-known circadian (around 24 hours) rhythm. This makes us more active during daylight and influences our hormones, metabolism, muscle strength and even hair growth.

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