A noted sleep expert says employers should integrate greater flexibility in work hours because the time people actually "wake up" is highly related to their age.

Dr. Paul Kelley, an Oxford University professor, says that the traditional 9-to-5 workday really only works for those 55 years old and older. Everyone else is essentially fighting their natural biorhythms by working during those hours.

As related in an article in The Guardian, Kelley was conducting research to find out when school-age children actually experienced true body awakening. His objective was to see if the hours most schools required children to attend was optimal for most students.

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