This is the exact time, day and month of the year you're most likely to die, ... trends now

This is the exact time, day and month of the year you're most likely to die, ... trends now
This is the exact time, day and month of the year you're most likely to die, ... trends now

This is the exact time, day and month of the year you're most likely to die, ... trends now

Some prefer not to dwell on the exact moment we will depart this Earth, others are morbidly curious.

But science has unearthed several distinct patterns around when people tend to die.

Just as you have a 'body clock' which helps to dictate when you wake and sleep, it also influences the time of day when you die - with a distinct 'spike' in the morning.

Other studies have shown that certain days of the week are far deadlier - and one day of the year in particular sees more deaths than any other.

Some of this is due to factors such as drug overdoses and firearms - but other 'spikes' are more difficult to explain.

There is a 'body clock' for death (Image: Rob Waugh/Midjourney)

There is a 'body clock' for death (Image: Rob Waugh/Midjourney)

What time of day are you most likely to die?

Your body clock doesn't just make you feel hungry and sleepy - it also influences when you die, according to science.

The time people are most likely to die is 11am, according to Harvard Medical School research published in 2012.

Professor Clifford Saper, the lead author of the paper, said: 'Virtually all physiological processes have a circadian rhythm, meaning that they occur predominantly at certain parts of the day.

'There's even a circadian rhythm of death, so that in the general population people tend on average to be most likely to die in the morning hours. Sometime around 11am is the average time.'

But the picture is actually slightly more complex than that.

Saper's research, which involved 1,200 healthy people aged 65, found that people with a certain genotype (the genetic variants a person carries) have different sleeping patterns - and a different average time of death.

People with the G-G genotype (guanine-guanine) tend to sleep around an hour later, generally speaking, and die at around 6pm instead of the

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