Body Clock: What makes you tick?

  • 12 May 2014
  • From the section Health

As leading scientists warn that society has become "supremely arrogant" by ignoring the importance of sleep and the body clock, we examine the profound impact our internal clocks have on our body.

Explore the eight body clock phases and take the quiz to see if you are a morning-type "lark" - or an evening "owl".

Authors: James Gallagher, Rachael Buchanan and Victoria Gill

Produced by: Andreia Carqueija, Richard Bangay, Marcelo Zanni, Helene Sears and Dominic Bailey

With thanks to researchers at The University of Oxford, The University of Manchester, The University of Surrey, The University of Cambridge and Harvard Medical School.