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"Ethics Erode When Tired"

Researchers at Harvard and the University of Utah have been hard at work studying a correlation between tiredness and ethics.

Studies show that people exhibit more self-control and are more morally aware in the morning, and that ethics tend to fade in the afternoon hours.

This trend isn’t typically a result of stress or crisis, but rather, a “gradual depletion of self-regulatory processes as a result of unremarkable daily activities.”

In fact, several studies have confirmed this theory of “morning morality” and that sleep deprivation leads to “the decay of moral behavior.”

So, remember – get you rest, reset your moral compass, and make ethical decisions!

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