Dr. Paul Kelley, a leading researcher at Oxford University, says that waking up and going to work before 10 o’clock in the morning is same as being tortured.
The Circadian Rhythm or your internal body clock, includes the biological timers that control your bodily functions. It’s a genetically pre-programmed cycle that regulates the perception of time, brain function, energy, and hormone release.
Waking up early in the morning is a torture to the body and has a negative effect on the natural balance in it.
Here’s what Kelley said:
“We cannot change our 24-hour rhythms. You cannot learn to get up at a certain time…your liver and your heart have different patterns and you’re asking them to shift two or three hours.”
The 8-hour working day was first introduced in the early 20th century. However, nobody took into consideration the human body clock.
Dr. Kelley added:
“It is hugely damaging on the body’s systems because you are affecting physical, emotional and performance systems in the body.”
“Staff should start at 10 am. You don’t get back to (the 9 am) starting point till 55. Staff is usually sleep-deprived. We’ve got a sleep-deprived society. This is an international issue. Everybody is suffering and they don’t have to.”
According to an article released in The Telegraph,
“Just one week with less than six hours’ sleep each night leads to 711 changes in how genes function.”
Dr. Kelley believes that your efficiency at work can be improved by introducing simple changes to starting/ending times.
Here’s what experts at Live Love Fruit say:
“Dr. Kelley and other neuroscientists have stressed the importance of understanding functionality of the body at different ages, especially when it comes to sleep cycles.
They say that sleep deprivation begins in adolescence because teens are biologically predisposed to go to sleep around midnight. In turn, they aren’t really awake until 10 am in the morning. And since school hours also follow the strict early morning hour schedule, teens are losing an average of 10 hours of sleep a week.
This, combined with the fact that teens tend to stay awake longer into the night on weekends, they have a difficult time constantly readjusting to the early-to-bed, early-to-rise sleep cycle that is structured for a 55-year-old.”
A British school decided to test Kelley’s theory suggesting that schools should start from 8.30 am to 10.00 am. Students had better grades, and their attendance and productivity improved, too.
If these changes are incorporated to modern society, we will definitely be more productive, happier, healthier and full of energy. Say ‘goodbye’ to stress and coffee addiction.
Source: Healthy Food House