Body clocks

Scientists are finding that when you sleep is just as important as how much you sleep

By Jennifer Cutraro, 00:00 AM January 8, 2009

The human body is regulated by several internal clocks, which control sleeping and eating patterns among other things.

The human body is regulated by several internal clocks, which control sleeping and eating patterns among other things.

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Try this: For an entire day, forget about the clock. Eat when you’re hungry and sleep when you’re tired. What do you think will happen?

You may be surprised to find that your day is much like most other days. You’ll probably get hungry when you normally eat and tired when you normally sleep. Even though you don’t know what time it is, your body do...

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