Good morning body! Time for another day. Your
alarm goes off, you hit the snooze button and lay there for few minutes between the
land of wake and sleep known as the hypnopompic state. When you do finally get up, you’re
groggy and disoriented thanks to sleep inertia. Most of it is shed in 10 minutes, but can
sometimes linger for a few hours. During this time your body temperature is still low, but
your blood pressure is sharply rising. There’s a 50% increase in the stress hormone cortisol
pumping through your bloodstream, in preparation for the stresses of your day! Time for a shower! It’s also the best time
to shave as clot forming platelets are most abundant right now, making your blood more
sticky. Meaning less bleeding from cuts! But it’s also the time of day when heart attacks
most often occur. 7:30am swings around and it is time for coffee
and breakfast. Enjoy the smell before sipping! 75% of how we enjoy flavour is not through
the tongue, but through smell! The vapours pass through your mouth, around the soft palate,
into the nasal cavity and to the olfactory bulb. Mmm that’s good! Settling in at work, and your mental activity
is actually at a peak in late morning. Most of us are sharpest 2 and a half to 4 hours
after waking. But your memory is impacted as the day moves on. In the morning we forget
an average of 5 facts, but by afternoon we forget around 14. Nooot if you’re a young
adult though. In fact the reverse is true, with young people becoming more mentally alive
in the afternoon and evening. But, at night our biological clock seems to turn off the
proteins involved in forming long term memories, which is why it’s best not to cram for a
test all night. It’s noon and it’s time for lunch! Your
stomach is able to expand as much as two and half pints to receive a meal. Here it stays
for a few hours before it’s sent to your small intestine. We digest meals without even
thinking about it – in fact, there is a brain of sorts in your belly called the enteric
nervous system which performs everything from sensing nutrients, measuring acids, and coordinating
the immune system to defend your gut. Around 2:30pm and lunch has left us a wave
of fogginess and fatigue. After a meal your body has a short boost in energy from the
glucose, but is then followed by a wave of insulin, the hormone that transports sugar
to your cells. Scientists believe that insulin might pull too much from your blood, causing
an energy nosedive. However, this phenomenon occurs even if you don’t have lunch, which
has led to much research on the power of naps, which increase productivity and safety. 4:30pm and it’s time to hit the gym. Though
many try to work out in the morning, studies suggest that you may gain 20% more muscle
strength by working out in the afternoon. Your airways are more open, your heart works
more efficiently and your reaction time is at its peak. Much of this has to do with your
core body temperature peaking later in the day. Even most sports records are achieved
between 3pm and 8pm. Now you start off the evening by joining some
friends for drinks. During cocktail hour you’re actually more tolerant to the effects of alcohol.
In one study, those drinking vodka at 9am had significnatly worse reaction time and
psychological functioning than those who had the same dose at 6pm. It’s around 8:30pm now and you catch someone’s
eye in the bar. Most of our mammalian ancestors have ways of advertising their fertility.
It turns out that human women also give cues when they’re ovulating. In fact, when looking
at pictures of women, studies show men find women in the fertile phase to be more attractive. You ask each other to dance – which brings
you close enough to get a wiff – after all, your sebaceous and apocrine glands release
scents through the armpit which potential partners may find attractive. And because
humans walk upright, the armpit is the ideal body part to disperse scent. It’s 11pm now, which is the most popular
time for sex(ual activity). Which has little to do with our bodies and more to do with
societal schedules. In fact, levels of testosterone are much lower in the evening and peak at
8AM. While semen quality is best in the afternoon with 35 x106 more spermatozoa per ejaculation.
As such, couples hoping to conceive have better chances with midday sex than during the midnight
hour. As you go to sleep and finally begin to drift
off, melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland which begins the sleep cycle, which happens
multiple times through the night. A change from alpha wave drowsiness to lower frequency
theta brain waves signify early sleep. And as your sleep deepens, your brain moves to
longer delta waves. For children, sleep is the time in which 90% of bone growth occurs. Finally, as you move into REM sleep, your
brain is as busy as it was during the day, firing theta waves with burst of alpha and
beta. Though dreams occur in all stages of sleep, it is during REM that our dreams are
most vivid and intense. Recent brain scans have shown that neurotransmitters like serotonin,
histamine and noradrenaline are shut off at this point, turning off reason and logical
sense of time – which explains some weird dreams! We dream for an hour and half to two
hours each night, meaning you spend about 6 years vividly dreaming over your lifetime! In the middle of the night, your body actually
wakes up periodically, in something called microarousals. These can last only seconds,
but occur between 200-1000 times per night. Though most of us in the western world sleep
all in one go, many past cultures sleep was broken up into two periods with social activity
in between. Some studies have even shown that we have two distinct 4 hour natural sleep
periods, which in the past would last between 8pm-12am, and then again from 2am-6am. By 4:30am, your body temperature is at its
lowest and your sleep continues to move through the cycle. In a few hours, it’ll be good
morning body! Time for another day 🙂

100 thoughts on “This Is Your Body Over 24 Hours”

  1. My life:
    Wake up:
    Take a shower
    Go to school and have fun
    Play sports
    Watch some videos
    (Excluding household chores)

  2. Wakes up
    Watches youtube
    Plays fortnite
    Plays roblox
    Rides scooter outside
    Eats dinner
    Plays roblox
    Plays roblox
    Hasn't slept
    Eats breakfast
    Plays fortnite
    Plays fortnite
    Rides scooter outside
    Plays roblox
    Eats dinner
    Plays roblox
    Plays roblox

    Thats my life

  3. My life for school last year since I’m going to middle school and it changes
    Wake up at 6:30
    Sleep until 7:00
    Get up and get ready
    Leave at 7:15 to bus
    Sleep in bus through 7:30
    Get out side till 7:45
    Get In classroom through 8:00 – 3:30
    Go home play video games 3:30–7:00
    Eat food at 7:00–7:30
    Keep playing games for the rest of the night

  4. My life when I’m in holidays
    11:00am wake up
    12:00pm eat
    1:00pm-6:00pm Play computer or phone
    6:00pm eat
    7:00pm-9:00pm Play computer or phone
    9:00pm shower
    9:30pm-12:00am Play computer or phone
    1:00am sleep

  5. start of video: You lay there,tired and stay in bed for a few hours in the morning,
    end of video:SEXUAL ACTIVITY

  6. I died so hard when he said there is a 50% increase in the stress hormone to get you ready for the stress of your day😂😂😂LMAO relatable

  7. 5:00 Wake up
    5:30 Get ready
    6:30 Go to Bus stop
    7:30 Gets to school
    1:40 gets home
    2:00 finishes homework
    3:00–5:00 plays video game
    5:00–5:30 eats
    5:30–9:30 playes more video game
    9:30 go to bed

  8. My life:

    Wake up
    Get dressed
    Go to school
    Leave school
    Eat again
    Eat one more time
    Eat just for real one more time
    Go to sleep

  9. My schedule
    Wake up

    What a non – severe depression cycle repeating for 13 years straight! Education System, you're the best! You're totally not driving me to suicide of the same schedule everyday! I really hate spending my time living my life while I'm young.

  10. This is my morning routine

    Wake up at 5:10

    Think about stuff

    Get up at 6:15

    Take a shower



    Brush teeth


  11. Wow I learn more from this vid than actual school l…

    I’m going to tell my mom I wanna watch these ur vids instead of school

  12. My day:
    Wake up at half 9
    Homeschoold 10 to 11 abd 12 to 1
    Be bored for hours

  13. The time being shut off thing explains why you fall asleep for like 5 minutes and it feels like hours have passed (or the other way around)

  14. What I learn from this video, is that if I dont go out for drinks, or get into pubs to interact with people, then I would be able to go to bed earlier!

  15. my day:

    Wake up
    listen to music
    go to the store (summer break)
    watch videos
    go to swim practice

  16. 4:46 “200 to 1000 a night”. If you slept for 8 hours and you have 1000 a night, that would mean 1 every 28.8 seconds🤨

  17. Why is my life nothing like this literally wake up go to school ,eat, go back home do homework ,watch my shit ,shower,and go to sleep

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