The thing which you hate to listen every morning is the sound of your morning alarm, often because of you haven’t had enough sleep.
According to Dr. Paul, a scientist at the Oxford University, sleep deprivation has become a global problem and affects mankind the most.
He found that waking up and going to work or college or school before 10 am is one of the forms of modern-day torture. He found this while examining several modern-day tortures.
He further explains that everybody has a pre-programmed body clock which is also known as Circadian Rhythm and this clock cannot be reconfigured.
“We cannot change our 24-hour rhythms. You cannot learn to get up at a certain time…your liver and your heart have different patterns, and you’re asking them to shift two or three hours.” claims Dr. Kelly.
Therefore, by waking up earlier, you are actually forcing your organs and brain to get up early which is equivalent to fighting the natural clock. This can have adverse effects on the health and well-being of the individual.
Dr. Kelly also considers lack of sleep and international issue and believes that it is dangerous for us.
For instance, starting work before 10 am each day could be a potential reason for sleep deprivation which could further result in physical and emotional stress.
“It is hugely damaging on the body’s systems because you are affecting physical, emotional and performance systems in the body…” he added.
According to a study, 711 changes occur in how our genes function for every week you sleep less than six hours each day.
He believes that this number could be improved significantly by making simple changes in the time we start and end our work. He and several other neuroscientists have been vocal about the urgent need to understand the fundamental functionality of our body at different ages, especially that related to sleep cycles.
Sleep deprivation generally begins in adolescence as teenagers are generally inclined to sleep around midnight.
Putting some numbers to explain this better. If you are not awake until 10 am, then you are approximately losing 10 hours of sleep every week due to strict morning schedules. And because teenagers tend to stay awake for longer, they face this difficult to adjust with the early-to-bed, early-to-rise sleep cycle that’s structured for the 55-year-olds.
A British school implemented this theory of Dr. Kelly and changed the start time from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. And the results were unbelievable. After a few months of this time change, the grades of students improved radically. In fact, their attendance and general productivity too increased.
Therefore, by justing incorporating this small change in all segments of our society, we can undoubtedly build more productive, healthy, happy, full of energy and joyous society, instead of being stressed, fatigued and addicted to the coffee population.