Oxford Scientist Confirms Starting Work, School before 10 AM is Torture
A sleep scientist has claimed that forcing people to start work before 10am is torture which can leave their body stressed and exhausted due to sleep deprivation.
Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute said, "We’ve got a sleep-deprived society. It is hugely damaging on the body’s systems because you are affecting physical emotional and performance systems in the body.".
According to Dr Kelley, moving school times could raise grades by 10 per cent. During his stint as a head teacher at Monkseaton Middle School in North Tyneside in 2009, Dr Kelley moved the school start day from 8.30 am to 10 am and found that starting an hour later improved grades in core subjects by 19%.
leep deprivation can create a lot of health problems including an increased risk of substance abuse, depression, and a higher risk of obesity.