Science Proves That Starting Work Before 10 AM Is Torture
Scientists say that starting work before 10 AM is similar to torture, and we couldn't agree more. Read the article and find out why going to work early in the morning is making you ill.
Starting work before 10 AM has a serious impact on health.
Starting work before 10 AM is equivalent to torture, according to a scientist at Oxford University. Dr. Paul Kelley explains that we all have a natural body clock, known as the circadian rhythm, and it is unsynchronized with the society's working and school hours.
The circadian rhythm can't be changed, so by waking up before out the organs are ready, we basically fight our natural clock. As a result, our physical, as well as our mental health, are seriously affected.
Dr. Paul Kelley's research has revealed that before the age of 55, we don't focus properly earlier than 10 AM. He made an experiment to confirm his theory and changed the school start day from 8.30 to 10 AM, and as a result, the number of top grades was increased by 19%.
We suffer from sleep deprivation.
He says that employees who are forced to start work earlier suffer from sleep deprivation, which causes them emotional and physical stress.
"It is hugely damaging on the body's systems because you are affecting physical, emotional and performance systems in the body. 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."
Sleep deprivation has been proved to have significant negative impacts on health. It affects your performance, focus, memory, and it encourages drug and alcohol use. Sleep deprivation leads to exhaustion, as well as anxiety, depression, and many other mental health conditions, as well as physical conditions, like high blood pressure, low immunity or obesity.
"We cannot change our 24-hour rhythms. You cannot learn to get up at a certain time. Your body will be attuned to sunlight and you're not conscious of it because it reports to hypothalamus, not sight."
We'd love to hear your thoughts about this. Do you agree? How difficult is it for you to wake up before 10 AM?