Scientists have shown that people have unique chronotypes, or sleep/wake schedules. And that while we can tweak around the edges of it, we can’t change what’s essentially hardwired into our metabolisms. Those of us unfortunate enough not to have an early chronotype have been trying all these techniques for years. Yet we still have chronic sleep deprivation — we can’t fall asleep when we “should,” and are still tired when we have to wake up when we “should.” They even have a term for it: social jet lag. We suffer from chronic fatigue (not the actual syndrome, just being tired), elevated stress, brain fog, and all the health problems those things cause.

How about this: if you don’t have to be at your job at a certain time (like you’re in a customer-facing role), let us work on our own schedules? Why are we so married to industrial-age schedules?

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