Most western societies have established a working system according to which a man should start working at around 9 AM everyday. However, most people, even the so-called "morning people", find it difficult to wake up at 7 or 8 AM. It usually feels like a torture.
I'm not exaggerating; just remember of all the times you were afraid of listening to your alarm clock. It has happened to all of us.
Of course, some people tend to go to bed early, so that they can easily wake up at 8 AM. However, it's still hard and somehow it doesn't feel right.
That's because waking up before 10 AM is actually biologically unnatural. According to Oxford University researcher Dr. Paul Kelley, obliging people to work before 10 AM is equivalent to torture. It is also making employees ill, exhausted, and extremely anxious.
As he told the National Post:
“Before the age of 55, the circadian rhythms of adults are completely out of sync with normal nine-to-five working hours, posing a “serious threat” to performance, mood and mental health.”That is why Kelley thinks that there must be a world-wide change in work and school starting times so that they can fit within the natural clock of humans.
Studies based on circadian rhythms have proven that the average 10-year-old cannot fully focus on academic work until 8:30 a.m. According to the researcher, a 16-year-old should start at 10 a.m. for best results and university students should start at 11 a.m.
Dr. Kelley supports that a simple delay in school times could improve grades by 10 percent. Formerly a head teacher in Tyneside, he put his theory to the test and changed the school start time from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Surprisingly, the number of top grades rose by 19%!
Kelley also states that:
“Staff are usually sleep deprived. We’ve got a sleep-deprived society. It is hugely damaging on the body’s systems because you are affecting physical emotional and performance systems in the body.What do you think of this article? Share and leave your comment below!
Your liver and your heart have different patterns and you’re asking them to shift two or three hours. This is an international issue. Everybody is suffering and they don’t have to.
You’re more biddable because you’re totally out of it. Sleep deprivation is a torture,”.