If you don’t feel like getting up early, there’s a reason! Just 7 days with less than 6 hours of sleep a night can lead to over 700 changes in the way our genes function, according to the University of Surrey. Not to mention its impact on our performance, memory, concentration and the consequences it can pose, including anger, impulsiveness, weight gain, high blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.
We keep our eyes open when it comes to new research and always try to use the power of knowledge for good. So here’s a clear explanation of why you’d better not wake up before 10 am — science has our back!
Our bodies and wallets will thank us for starting work after 10 am.
According to research conducted by Dr. Paul Kelley at Oxford University, starting work or school after 10 am could be the essential change our bodies need. Realigning with our bodies’ internal clocks can save us not only energy and nerve cells, but also hundreds or even thousands of dollars we end up spending on hospital visits.
In 2015, Dr. Kelley spoke at the British Science Festival in Bradford and shared that our sleep times as a tremendous society is an issue and touched on how sleep-deprived the modern world is.
We can’t learn to get up at a certain time.
We cannot change our 24-hour rhythm, according to Dr. Kelley. Humans are not able to learn to get up at a certain time. Despite all their efforts, a mammal’s day depends on sunlight and we’re not conscious of it as it reports directly to the brain, not sight. So when we force ourselves to wake up or go to work earlier than our body wants to, a lack of sleep causes a lot of stress and can feel a lot like torture.