Why Working 9 to 5 Might Be Bad for Your Health

Depending on Your Sleep Habits, 9-to-5 Might Physically Harm You

Welcome to the World of Sleep Disorders

Not everybody is cut out for the 9-to-5 workaday world.

Mounting evidence demonstrates half a million Americans have biological reasons for needing to work alternative shifts. In this fourth story (read Part I, Part II, and Part III here) about delayed sleep phase syndrome (also DSPS, or delayed sleep), you’ll meet Julie Peggar, an ethnographer who suffers from this type of circadian rhythm disorder. Peggar, the president and chief storyteller at Gaze Ethnographic Consulting, Inc., shares insights from her world as a highly functional night owl who adapts her work schedule to her sleep needs as much as possible.