Your sleep schedule affects your work schedule, but a new study says we should perhaps starting looking at age to influence office hours, too. (Photo: iStock)

Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, your work and sleep schedule can affect your health — and choosing the best schedule to keep you in the best condition can depend on your age.

So says a CNN report that cites research on the biological clock that regulates physical, mental and behavioral changes within the human body over a 24-hour cycle — known as circadian rhythms — and how those rhythms change as people age.

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