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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 17 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c934

Setting own work hours benefits health: Deciding one’s own working time has been found to have positive effects on a number of health outcomes, including blood pressure, sleep, and mental health, a Cochrane review of 10 studies involving nearly 17 000 people has found (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008009). In one study, police officers who were able to change their starting times at work showed greater improvements in psychological wellbeing than police officers who started work at a fixed …

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