The truth you have all been waiting for regarding your demanding 9 to 5 job is finally out. Yes, it's crazy that your boss expects you to punch in by 9. There's finally proof.
Waking Up Before 10 Is Pure Torture, According To Science
Based on research by Dr. Paul Kelley at Oxford University, waking up before 10 am messes with your internal clock, and it is one reason the world is so sleep deprived at the moment.
Admit it. You don't love waking up early, do you? It is not laziness talking to you when you feel sluggish and punished as you drag yourself out of bed early in the morning. It's actually your body crying out for help.
According to science, getting up early "… is hugely damaging on the body's systems because you are affecting physical, emotional and performance systems in the body."
See what you have been doing to yourself?
And it does not end there: "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."
Apparently, you cannot teach your body to change its rhythms. We have internal rhythms that cannot be changed consciously.
The Hypothalamus Is In Charge Of Your Sleep Cycle
So, the fact that you can see the sunlight does nothing to alter it. Just because the sun is up and you want to wake up does not mean you have recalibrated this important biological system.
The conclusion made by Dr. Paul Kelley is that waking up at 10 AM can "… improve the quality of life for whole generations of children."
In case you think these researchers are making a big deal out of nothing, it is important to consider the downsides of not getting enough sleep. Just to name a few, they include anger, anxiety, frustration, weight gain, and so forth.
And you need not make the drastic change of moving your alarm ahead by several hours to notice a positive difference. Just an extra hour of sleep can make a lot of difference in your life.
That's doable, right?
This might not make much sense right now, but having a deeper look at the way our circadian rhythm is set up can help bring more clarity to the issue.
The Body-Clock Cannot Be Changed At Will, Regardless Of How Many Times You Try
In an experiment involving students in several schools in Britain, students who reported to school at 10 AM did better than students who came to school at 8 AM.
And not only that, their attendance and mood also improved.
This helps show just how important getting enough sleep is for us. So, if you can sleep for a few more hours in the morning, that would be great for your physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.