Gut and sleep go hand in hand. The quality and quantity of sleep we get impacts the way in which your gut microbes work and those microbes impact your sleep – so to put it simply, sleep affects microbes, microbes affect sleep.
Your internal body clock, AKA your circadian rhythm, responds to light and dark and regulates physical and mental processes that occur at different times.
Fascinatingly, you gut microbes work on a similar clock and have different functions during the day and at night but a lot of that depends on your own body clock and if you start going to bed ay crazy times, it can disrupt your delicate community of microbes.
Dr. Ruairi Robertson – gut microbiome scientist
Sleeping allows your body to recuperate and recalibrate. Your gut needs sleep just as much as the rest of your body. Your gut microbes even have their own body clocks!