Your body goes through a lot during the 24 hours of a day, according to a new AsapScience video. From one sunrise to the next, here is what’s happening to your sleep, hunger, attention span and, yes, even your sex drive.
When you wake up: When your alarm goes off, you’re in what’s called a hypnopompic state, according to AsapScience. You’re groggy and disoriented, but this will go away within about ten minutes — or for some people, a few hours. Your body temperature is low, but your blood pressure is quickly rising. Cortisol — the stress hormone, and also the hormone responsible for waking us up — is pumping through the bloodstream.