Most people are so conditioned to think waking up at 5 or 6 am to the sound of an alarm clock is normal, they do not realize the negative effects it has on the human body and mind.
Dr. Paul Kelley, a leading researcher at Oxford University, has discovered that the most common form of modern day torture is actually having to wake up and start work before 10 o’clock in the morning.
Warrior Essence reported our bodies run on biological timers, known as our Circadian Rhythm. This is our body clock if you like, and it is a genetically pre-programmed cycle which regulates our brain activity, energy levels, hormone production and perception of time. By starting work before 10 am every day, we are scientifically torturing ourselves through unnaturally interfering with our Circadian Rhythm, thus throwing many aspects of our health out of balance.
“We cannot change our 24-hour rhythms. “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.”
According to the Telegraph:
“Sleep deprivation has been shown to have major impacts on health. Just one week with less that six hours’ sleep each night leads to 711 changes in how genes function.
Lack of sleep impacts performance, attention, long-term memory and encourages drug and alcohol use.
It also leads to exhaustion, anxiety, frustration, anger, impulsive behavior, weight gain, risk-taking, high blood pressure, lower immunity, stress and a raft of mental health conditions.
Neuroscientists say teens are biologically predisposed to go to sleep at around midnight and not feel fully awake and engaged until around 10am.”
Introduced in the early 20th century, the 8 hour working day was designed around the maximization of 24/7 factory productivity, not taking into account the natural human body clock. However, our ancient bodies evolved around the daily cycle of sunlight, not these modern day strategies of business and commerce! Dr Paul Kelley, speaking at the British Science Festival says:
“We’ve got a sleep deprived society” and “This is an international issue. Everybody is suffering and they don’t have to.”
Kelley had some amazing results that proved his ideas in real life testing.
His idea was to move the start time of a school from 8.30 am to 10.00 am. Upon testing this theory at a chosen school, after a certain amount of time and a further wave of exams, he wasn’t surprised to see that the attendance levels had improved along with the general productivity of the school – and most importantly the students’ grades were up drastically.
If we transferred Kelley’s results into work life for everyone, we could have huge improvements in our society. Rather than feeling constantly stressed and overworked, addicted to caffeine and other drugs for some, people would be more relaxed, happier, and more productive. We would also likely see a decline in diseases caused by stress, sleep deprivation, and high caffeine intake.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)