Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning to get ready for work? Well, you aren't the only one! According to one study, getting up before 10 a.m. is the equivalent of torture. You may need an I.V. of coffee when you get to work at 8 or 9 in the morning. You blink and struggle to stay awake under the fluorescent lights.
The article says:
"Dr. Kelley and a research team at the Sleep and Circadian Institute have confirmed something that has crossed everyone’s mind as they watched someone helplessly nod off on early morning public transit—a 9 am start is just fucking inhumane."
"This is because the human body runs on a biological timers. They’re called circadian rhythms and they are genetically preprogrammed cycles that regulate human energy levels, brainwave activity and hormone production."
Disrupting our circadian rhythms can cause many symptoms. Our bodies have certain patterns, and workplaces should change the workday to fit that, but they probably won't.
The eight-hour workday was started to maximize productivity, but it really doesn't. Many companies are starting to have more flexible workdays and hours. It's mainly for work-life balance, but it could help in this department as well.