Sleep Expert Says Typical Work Day Is 'Torture'
An Oxford University researcher says forcing ourselves to work before 10 a.m. doesn't line up with our bodies' circadian rhythms.By Katie Link | September 9, 2015
The standard 9-to-5 workday may be killing us. Well, that's what one Oxford University academic says.
Dr. Paul Kelley is an honorary clinical fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. He says normal working hours don't line up with our bodies' circadian rhythms, and as a result, we're putting ourselves at risk.
"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," Kelley said.