Are you one of the many Americans or citizens around the world that feels as if they are constantly running around, having to get something done, and never feeling like you get enough rest? If you feel constantly tired, you’re not the only one. Studies have been done showing evidence as to why we are all so tired all the time!
A recent study has shown that working or going to school can be increasingly damaging to your body. If you’re constantly dreading getting out of bed, this will be good news to you. The study was done at Oxford University. The institution claims that forcing your work staff to start work before 10 AM is terrible for their bodies and mental state. Our bodies aren’t designed to be on the 9-5 schedule; we are simply overloading on ourselves. They study says that working before 10 AM is torturous, and is making people sick, stressed, and endlessly exhausted. Before the age of 55, the body’s circadian rhythms aren’t synced to the typical 9-5 work hours. This can be a serious threat to our bodies, considering this is against our natural state.
Dr. Paul Kelley, of Oxford University, said there was a need for a huge societal change to move work and school starting times to fit with the natural body clock of humans. Experiments studying circadian rhythms have shown that the average 10-year-old will not start focusing properly for academic work before 8.30 am. Similarly, a 16-year-old should start at 10 am for best results and university students should start at 11 am. Dr. Kelley has said that he believes moving the start of school to a later time, could raise the grades by 10%. Dr. Kelley was formerly a teacher himself. He taught at Monkseaton Middle School, in north Tyneside. He changed the school start day from 8:30 to 10 AM, as he was a head teacher. He found that the number of top grades was raised by 19 percent.
Dr. Kelley says,”This is a huge society issue, staff should start at 10 am. You don’t get back to the 9 am starting point until age 55. The staff is usually sleep deprived. We’ve got a sleep-deprived society.” I, among many people, agree with him. Not to mention he literally has evidence of the productive outcome of the change. We need to stand up and make a change! Humans aren’t designed to run at this rate. It is possible that the change could increase lifespan too.