Apparently our body clocks aren’t aligned to a 9-to-5 working day and this poses a serious threat to our performance, mood, and mental health.
Dr Paul Kelley believes that there needs to be a huge change to move work times to fit with the circadian rhythms of employees to avoid storing up health problems.
And furthermore staff don’t get back to a 0900 start until they reach 55. So “staff are usually sleep-deprived… and this is hugely damaging top the body’s emotional and performance systems”.
He doesn’t believe we can change our 24-hour rhythms and learn to get up at a certain time because our bodies are attuned to sunlight and its effect on the hypothalamus.
This is separate from the ill-effect of working long hours.
Extreme workers beware!