Sunday, 13 September 2009

cortisol and growth hormone??

salam wbt..

just yesterday i learnt in Endocrinology that our cortisol hormone level is very high at early in the morning. incase you guys don't know, cortisol is the stress hormone in our body. It helps us to manage stress in our everyday life. (see how bad stress is that we even need a hormone to handle it! =D )Anyway, the level gradually drops during other times. well, why do we care about this hormone??let me tell you. If cortisol level is very high at early in the morning, this means we are able to manage stress pretty well during that time. So, this makes sense why we should be studying / revising /memorising things early in the morning. studying will be much easier least this is one of the reasons why we should not sleep after Subuh prayer. we totally do not want to waste the best time to study don't we? =)

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahualaihi wassalam also made a beautiful dua for us, he said: "May Allah bless my Ummah in its early hours".

another hormone which might interest you is the growth hormone. The most significant increase of this hormone follows the onset of sleep. so there may be a basis for the old wives' tale that you will not grow if you do not get a good night's sleep. =)

in a nutshell, we need to sleep early (recommended after isya' prayer) and wake up early in the morning too. let us all be a fresh productive muslim!

medical student

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