In a recent study, together with a team of experts Dr. Paul Kelley discovered that starting work before 10 o’clock in the morning is similar to torturing. He calls it ‘the modern day torture’.
Circadian Rhythm is our biological timer that all our bodies run on. In other words, it is our body clock which is pre-programmed cycle that regulates our brain activity, hormone production, perception of time and energy levels.
Dr. Kelly claims that starting work before 10 am we are scientifically torturing ourselves. That means that we are unnaturally interfering with the Circadian Rhythm.
“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, the 8-hour working time was made for maximization of 24/7 factory productivity. However, without regarding the natural human body clock. Our bodies are designed in accordance with the daily cycle of sunlight. Since commerce and business are based on profit making, they don’t really care about aspects like this one.
Dr. Paul Kelley says:
“We’ve got a sleep deprived society” and “This is an international issue. Everybody is suffering and they don’t have to.”
His recommendation is to move the time of the school in Britain from 8.30 am to 10.00 am. Furthermore, he did a research in one school and was not to his surprise to see the attendance levels going dramatically up and also the general productivity of the school.
This idea can have a massive improvement I the whole society. Instead of overworked, overtired and coffee intoxicated zombies we can simply change that and become more focused, fully fledged, naturally more productive society. Furthermore, our happiness levels naturally will go up.