Researchers have found that that bosses should let workers have lie-ins in order to stop them from having an early death.
A new study found that night owls are putting their health at risk by excessive working hours, and are more likely to die sooner when compared to early risers.
According to researchers from the University of Surrey and Northwestern University, Chicago, more employers should offer staff the chance to have a lie-in to reduce “psychological stress” that can affect exercise and eating habits.
Having early starts at work and the lack of sleep has previously been shown to increase the risk of people developing heart disease or other conditions. The new study has found that diabetes and mental health disorders were also common among night owls, and have warned that lack of sleep could also fuel unhealthy consumption of alcohol and drugs.
Malcolm von Schantz, Professor of Chronobiology at the University of Surrey said, “This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored. We should discuss allowing evening types to start and finish work later, where practical. And we need more research about how we can help evening types cope with the higher effort of keeping their body clock in synchrony with sun time.”