By Jessica Pike

‘Zombie’ workers commute to the office on autopilot

Credit: This story was first seen on the Evening Standard

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Most workers commute to the office in a zombie-like state, the Evening Standard reports.

Although the average worker sets their alarm for 6.30am, they don’t actually feel fully awake until more than three hours later, at 9.40am.

Commuters spend on average almost an hour getting ready, leaving the house by 7.23am.

However, more than 60% say they do not remember their journey to work – and 54% admit to sitting at their desk with a glazed expression even once they have reached the office.

Nine out of 10 of the 2,000 people who responded to the survey by Quaker Oats said they operate in a “zombie state” most mornings.

Psychologist Linda Papadopoulos said: “The way our central nervous system functions allows us to be conscious of some things, but others go into autopilot. We’re so used to going through the motions of what we do every day it’s not really something we think about.”

 

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