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Staff should sleep-in and start work later

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People who stay up late and struggle to get out of bed in the morning - the “night owls” among us - appear to have a higher risk of early death than “larks” who have a natural preference for an early night.

A study of over 433,000 people by the University of Surrey and Northwestern University, Chicago, found night owls have a 10% higher risk of dying early.

The report suggests that people who are up late often have an internal biological clock that doesn’t match their external environment.

The researchers identified a series of “unhealthy behaviours” associated with people who stay up late.

Kristen Knutson of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who co-authored the study, says “It could be psychological stress, eating at the wrong time for their body, not exercising enough, not sleeping enough, being awake at night by yourself, maybe drug or alcohol use.” https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/employers-should-let-workers-have-lie-ins-to-stop-them-dying-early/
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Regardless of a person's natural inclination, it still remains that most people are not getting enough sleep. The question remains whether or not employers should be more accommodating to suit employee needs and provide alternative working hours, particularly for the 'night owls' that may be more productive at night
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Should employers consider more flexible working hours and schedules to suit employee needs and habits? What working hours would you prefer?
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I work better early in the morning. I want to start earlier and end sooner.
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I get more exhausted if I get up early.

If night owls go to work late then less traffic on roads and companies can get employees to stay till later in day 11-7pm.
Lunch at 2pm, tea ar 4pm Awesome! Dinner at 7:30 perfect!!!
This could totally work for me
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Unfortunately employers are not interested in health problems of their employees. They have only certain requirements and demands
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There is always some 'expert' telling us we need more sleep, less work, more money, more relaxation. I am sure they are right - but the next thing they need to get right is who pays ?
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I've been preaching this for a very long time and no one believed me. Now under the name of science will it be more convincing?
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Depends on industry type, business nature.... Customized work hours cannot be applied to all industries... Some need more time and some less
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Depends on industry type, business nature.... Customized work hours cannot be applied to all industries... Some need more time and some less
Definitely... consider retail and waitrons for instance, those are set times
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The early bird gets the worm, but the night owl gets the mouse and everyone knows that mice have more protein than a worm.
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What about the people who prefer starting their day early and not be in office till 8pm?
It’s to be respected that some people may want to walk in late, but let’s not ignore the early birds as well.
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Many jobs just cannot give this flexibility. Emergency services and standard opening hours need to be covered.
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I was lucky to have a job where I could come in when I wanted. I worked a 9:30-6:00. Drove in light traffic too. Perfect
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Definitely... consider retail and waitrons for instance, those are set times
True,but at the same time those people tend to work in shifts, so it is actually possible to accommodate employees in that regard because those that prefer to work early and finish early can do so. Those that prefer late mornings are also afforded that opportunity.
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True,but at the same time those people tend to work in shifts, so it is actually possible to accommodate employees in that regard because those that prefer to work early and finish early can do so. Those that prefer late mornings are also afforded that opportunity.
I wouldn’t be able to work night shifts at all! I am definitely an early bird! Up at 5:00....45 minute drive to work and “clocking” in at 7:00!
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