Yes your commute is going to kill you.
Yes you're probably going to get paid less than a man.
But, for once, science and all it's statistics is helping you out and making a great case for later starts and shorter working weeks.
According to Dr. Paul Kelley, who knows everything you need to know about sleep and work, our body clock (or circadian rhythm, as it is scientifically known) is not designed to be awake and ready before 10 am.
According to Truth Theory, research suggests this leads to sleep deprivation that is akin to torture.
And it can't even be solved by going to bed earlier - our circadian rhythm doesn't allow it.
Dr. Kelley rolled out his theory and got some schools to start at a later time.
The result? The students got better grades, higher attendance and were less grumpy in general.
'We've got a sleep-deprived society, and this is an international issue. Every body is suffering and they don't have to,' he says.
Indeed we don't. In fact the case for shorter weeks is mounting
He said, 'If you're pushing people well beyond the time they can really concentrate maximally, you're very likely to get them to acquire some bad habits. What's worse, those bad habits could end up spilling into the time people are normally productive.'
And there have been plenty of real-life examples of companies and school either creating shorter days, or weeks, or both!
Almost all of them reported multiple positive outcomes, like saving money on heating etc, having happier worker and learners, as well as actually increasing productivity.
Feel free to send this article to your manager or CEO - it could get you a three-day weekend.