By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Reportedly experts have claimed, that traditional 9am lectures should be scrapped and students should be allowed to start their day later, following new research that suggests early mornings interfere with young adults' body clocks. According to researchers at The Open University , lectures should start no earlier than 11am for students to be able to perform at their best. Working with researchers at the University of Nevada, experts analyzed the study patterns of 200 students and found academic performance was at its best between 11am and 9.30pm. If universities were to choose a new standard starting time, the group suggested "anywhere between 11am and 1pm" would be "close to optimal" for the average undergraduate student. "Sleep loss, in turn, impairs academic performance and also elevates risks of obesity , depression, and drug abuse. While genetic factors lead to variations in circadian rhythms of up to four hours from the average, age and gender can also play a part in determining how easily a person can learn early in the morning. The findings conflict with another recent study that suggested students should readjust their biological clocks to cope with early mornings by avoiding the lights from smart phones and laptops at night.
Reportedly Author Anthony Trollope published 47 novels, writing 1,000 words an hour between 5am and 8am every day . "All those I think who have lived as literary men will agree with me that that three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write," he wrote. Charles Dickens worked in his study for only five hours a day--from 9am until 2pm, with a break for lunch.Not just writers, even great mathematicians and scientists didn't slog. French mathematician Henri Poincaré, who wrote 30 books and 500 papers, "did his hardest thinking between 10am and noon, and again between 5 and 7 in the afternoon," says an article in Nautilus.".Journalist Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller Outliers spread the idea that 10,000 hours of practice can make you an expert in any field, but the Nautilus article points out Gladwell glossed over the importance of rest. "The top performers actually slept about an hour a day more than the average performers."Rest has been reduced to a blind spot these days as everyone has a tendency to "focus on focused work. This is how we've come to believe that world-class performance comes after 10,000 hours of practice. But that's wrong. It comes after 10,000 hours of deliberate practice,12,500 hours of deliberate rest, and 30,000 hours of sleep.