Having problems to get up very early so that you go to work, do not worry you are not the only one. Scientists have confirmed that this is probably the most annoying thing for a person that even resembles a torture. Namely, Dr. Paul Kelley, a leading researcher at Oxford University, considers that waking up and going to work before 10 o’clock in the morning is as same as torture.
The biological timer of our body is recognized as the Circadian Rhythm which is a genetically pre-programmed cycle that regulates our perception of time, hormone production, brain function, and body energy levels. So, getting up early and going to work prior 10 o’clock burdens our body and negatively affects its natural balance.
According to Dr. Paul Kelley early waking up has a bad influence on the physical, emotional and performance body systems. Furthermore, Kelley states that people cannot change their 24-hour rhythms, and getting up at a certain time is almost impossible as the main body organs like the liver and the heart have different patterns that need to shift two or three hours.
The 8-hour working day was established in the early 20th century, along with the 24/7 factory productivity, but when it was introduced the natural human body clock was not taken at all into consideration. Dr. Paul Kelley recommends that the working time should start at 10 am and thus prevent any damage to the body. It is a known fact that people suffer from chronicle sleep shortage all over the world which makes a good sense to make a change of the working time. It has been revealed that sleeping less than 6-hours in the week every night can lead to 711 changes in how genes function. This change of working time will not only protect the health of our body but as well as improve the work efficacy.
A team of neuroscientists, including Dr. Kelley emphasize the importance of having good sleeping patterns which are closely linked to the age of the person. Namely, sleep shortage starts in adolescence as teenagers are biologically predisposed to go to sleep around midnight. Hence, the waking up early in the morning for school is a real burden for them as in reality they should sleep up to 10 am in the morning. In this way they are losing about 10 hours of sleep a week. Not to mention the fact, that they stay longer on weekends, and because of that the pattern of a 55-year old, early-to-bed and early-to-rise sleep cycle, is very difficult for them.
The findings of Dr.Kelley were tested by a British school that changed the starting time from 8.30 am to 10.00 am. It was shown that that after some time of implementation of this new school time the grades of the students were significantly higher, and their attendance and overall productivity increased.
Modern society should carefully consider this theory as if it is implemented that will lead to greater productivity and less stressful, and overworked employees. People will be healthier, full of energy and joy, ready for the upcoming work day.