The fact is that the human body was created to work during the day, because night is the time to sleep. However, due to today’s fast-paced life, this biological cycle is being turned upside down. Due to working in a Multinational (MNC), many people start work at 10 – 11 in the evening and their shift ends at 8 in the morning.
In such a situation, researchers speculate that when we deny this biological reality and wake up in the middle of the night, our brain is working in a bad state. Which is why people fall prey to feelings like depression, unhealthy snacking and suicide.
So what happens when we go against our biological cycle?
The facts show that when we deny this biological reality and stay up past midnight, bad things happen. The risk of suicide is three times higher between midnight and 6 a.m. than at any other time of day.
People are more likely to abuse substances at night and have a nearly five times higher risk of opioid overdose.
People like to eat junk food after midnight.
Moreover, their tendency to take risks wakes up at night, causing them to take more risks, leading to injuries and financial losses.
You know what came out in the studies about this?
At night, we suffer from increased emotional negativity, overthinking, increased overeating and risk-taking, and higher levels of anxiety, depression and hopelessness, according to the recent journal Frontiers in Network Physiology.
When the brain wakes up after midnight, its system (circadian rhythm) begins to fail. Circadian rhythms generally follow a 24-hour cycle – physical, mental and behavioral changes.
After examining all of this, the researchers named it ‘The Mind After Midnight’ called Hypothesis.
Researchers say that if there is any truth in this, then we must work in that direction and reform ourselves.