Body Clock - control center in the brain | In Good Shape - The Health Show | DW | 24.10.2013
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Body Clock - control center in the brain

At night our biological clock causes our blood pressure and breathing rate to go down, while simultaneously starting the nightly body repair and recuperation program. Exposure to sunlight keeps our internal body clock in time with the outside world. Our genes determine whether we are night owls or early birds. But living out of sync with our body clock may lead to mental or physical illnesses.

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