Health Lifestyle

You are taller in the morning, than in the evening ?


That happens because of our body experience works differently, both in the morning and evening.The daily activities of life like standing, walking and sitting compress our cartilages by 1 cm.

During the day when we are often engaged in performing our routine activities, the cartilage in our knees and other parts begin to compress gradually. On the contrary, when we go to sleep, our body is at total rest and without any major movements, so our cartilage again comes back to its original form. This is one of the reasons why we are taller in the morning. However, only by 1 cm.

The spinal cord also plays a significant role in supporting this phenomenon. Our spinal cord consists of 33 vertebrae, overlapping each other. It is only because of our vertebrae that we are able to sit, stand and walk. The vertebrae is further divided into following 5 sections:

  1. Cervical
  2. Dorsal
  3. Lumbar
  4. Sacral
  5. Coccygeal

The spinal cord has gentle materials in between the vertebrae. When the body is at total rest, while sleeping, the materials in the vertebrae stretch and thereby increase our height by 1 cm in the morning.

So, the next time when someone ask your height, play a joke and say, ‘My morning height or evening height?