It’s official: Starting work at 9am is ‘torture’

Has your HR team delivered great results over the past year?Recognise & motivate them by participating in the HR Excellence Awards 2015 Making people aged under 55 start work before 9am is torture, says UK sleeping expert Dr Paul Kelley, of Oxford University. Kelley, a researcher at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute said the nine-to-five working cycle is not aligned with our body’s natural circadian rhythms and this can make employees feel ill or stressed, resulting in poor productivity. He believes there’s now a huge need to change the way society works, particularly in terms of what time work begins. “The society is in the midst of a sleep-deprivation crisis, as the working hours we force ourselves to adapt to are often unnatural and unsuitable for our internal body clocks,” he told…

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