What's more effective: working nonstop for five hours, or working in three 90-minute intervals interspersed with 20-minute breaks? For many office workers—those who skip lunch and don't leave their desks until 5—it might seem like the first option is best. But according to science, that's not the case.
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The body's systems follow a circadian rhythm, which is synchronized with the rise and set of the sun. 00:37
Humans are generally the only species who subscribe to a once-a-day sleeping pattern. 02:18
Constant disruptions from our regular sleep patterns can be linked to diabetes, obesity and depression. 02:54
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