What’s worse than dragging yourself out of bed on a weekday when all you want to do is hit snooze? The stress of feeling bad about wanting to go back to bed. While we can’t help what time your boss requires you at work in the morning, we can say science has proved our instincts correct.
As reported by The Huffington Post, Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, shared bluntly, “Staff should start at 10 a.m.” As for the why, Kelley explained, “It is hugely damaging on the body’s systems because you are affecting physical, emotional, and performance systems.”
We’d like to send Kelley a thank you on behalf of all millennials in the workforce. But before you “accidentally” send this article to co-workers (or even your boss), it’s important to note that adults older than 55 tend to have an easier time rising earlier. Not entirely shocking, but something to look forward to for sure!
For more information regarding the physical and emotional effects of sleep deprivation, read the full article on The Huffington Post. For those who struggle with not being able to fall asleep at night, this one-minute trick may help. We also recently tried Graydon’s Before Bed Spray ($15), but we have to say, a sprig of lavender on your nightstand works just as well. Which is to say, only enough to calm you slightly.
Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? Falling asleep at night? Let us know what works for you in the comments!