According to Dr. Paul Kelley, a leading researcher at Oxford University, having to wake up and go to work before 10 o’clock in the morning is one of the most common forms of torture.
The Circadian Rhythm, or the internal body clock, represents the biological timers that dictate the way our body functions, and this genetically pre-programmed cycle regulates our perception of time, brain function, energy levels, and hormone production.
Therefore, waking up this early and working before 10 o’clock tortures our body and negatively affects the natural balance in the body.
“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.”
In the early 20th century, when the 8-hour working day was introduced, along with the 24/7 factory productivity, no one considered the natural human body clock.
As a result, Dr. Paul Kelley claims:
“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 The Telegraph,
“Just one week with less than six hours’ sleep each night leads to 711 changes in how genes function.”
He believes that the effects of work will be drastically improved if we made simple changes in the time we start and end work.
According to Live Love Fruit:
“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 tested Dr.Kelley’s theory that schools should start from 8.30 am to 10.00 am, and after some time, the grades of the students were significantly increased, and as well as their attendance and general productivity.
Therefore, if we decide to incorporate such changes in all sectors of the modern society, people will undoubtedly become more productive, happier, healthier, full of energy and joy, instead of being fatigued, stressed, and addicted to coffee.