- Sep 25, 2018
- AFL Club
I haven't looked closely at that study, but there's a likely difference in what time you play. Earlier studies I've seen have focused on clockwise vs anti-clockwise travel. The study I've provided is an Australian one and quite rigorous.Cheers.
Unless I'm reading that incorrectly since 2013 teams have actually performed better when travelling east.
It also includes a quote from a bookmaker downplaying it's effect on results.
I find the 5 pm peak athletic performance stuff interesting.
If anyone's lack of sleep is affecting their job performance it needs to be sorted out.
It makes intuitive sense... going east your wake up time is earlier, while you likely find it harder to go to sleep at an earlier time (than your body-clock is used to) to get a decent amount of hours. It's also a similar phenomenon to starting daylight saving.
The circadian rhythm (body clock) is quite strong (allowing for individual variances) and doesn't take messaging about with too kindly.