Have you heard of ‘circadian rhythms’?
Circadian rhythms regulate several daily activities, embracing sleep, feeding times, energy metabolism, endocrine and immune functions with related pathological conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA).1
If you suffer from a form of arthritis, you may have noticed that your symptoms are better at certain times of the day. RA is usually worse in the morning, whereas gout more frequently flares in the evening, and pain from fibromyalgia is more intense after a poor night’s sleep.2
Studies have shown links between the body clock (circadian rhythm) and arthritis symptoms.3