Flash Post 204!
Button, we are about 1-2 centimetres taller in the mornings than we are in the evenings.
That means you. In other words, human beings! These peculiar revelations (and I don’t know where you get them from) you keep throwing at me every now and then, stuns me at times.
Yes, I meant us. Humans. I haven’t done a study on whether the same thing happens to the animal species though the same should apply.
And what makes you taller in the mornings?
Because, when we wake up and go about doing our daily work, the cartilage between our knees gets compressed, thereby making us shrink. When we go to sleep, the rest enables the cartilage to expand to its original length thus making us return to our actual height. The spinal cord too plays a significant role in this phenomenon. It consists of 33 vertebrae overlapping each other which enable us to sit, stand, walk and run. When we work, the substance between the vertebrae gets compressed thereby making us a little shorter by the evening. When we go to rest, this substance returns to its original proportion thus making us taller.
Interesting. I would imagine the same phenomenon taking places within our bodies.