What Does It Mean to Reset Your Sleep Cycle?

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Take a look at this very interesting article which is entitled β€œEasy Way to Reset your Sleep Cycle: Stop Eating”.

How does it work?

Simply stop eating during the 12-16 hour period before you want to be awake.2

Once you start eating again, your internal clock will be reset as though it is the start of a new day.

Your body will consider the time you break your fast as your new "morning."

-Parenting Squad

Basically, the thrust of the article is that according to the Harvard Medical School, you can skip food for 12 to 16 hours so that you can reset your sleep-wake cycle.

So what exactly does it mean to reset your sleep-wake cycle?

For individuals who often travel, your instinct after having a 6 to 10-hour flight, for example, would mess up your body clock.

Instead of eating immediately after landing, you will probably go to sleep because your body clock is still adjusting to your time β€˜back home’.2

The key is to immediately adjust your eating and sleepinghabits to the new time zone.

This is especially helpful for shift workers and those who often go on week-long or month-long trips to an entirely different continent.

By allowing your body clock to immediately adjust to time zone of the country that you are in - jet lag will be a thing of the past.

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