How to increase work productivity with better sleep?
- ReenaLv 72 months ago
Get comfortable sleep quarters and go to bed early.
- SlumlordLv 72 months ago
If you are getting enough sleep, then sleeping more won't have any effect on productivity. If you aren't getting enough sleep, then sleeping more will increase productivity. So you increase productivity with sleep by sleeping more, but again - it only works if you aren't getting enough sleep.
- Anonymous2 months ago
If you are talking about trying to increase productivity across and entire workforce, the best thing you can do is provide information on healthy sleep habits. I have about 70 employees who work for me and we provide several informative pamphlets in our break room that range from diet and exercise, to mental health, and even healthy sleep habits. I have no way to quantify how much of an effect providing these pamphlets has, but I can say that our productivity certainty hasn't gone down for several years.
- 2 months ago
Sleep. What is sleep? Who needs it? We’ve all heard the “sleep is for the weak” joke. Some nights not sleeping is unavoidable, we tell ourselves. We have a paper to finish or a presentation to complete or sometimes we just want to play video games the entire night. To each their own is what we can say to this.
But when it comes to work productivity and sleep, is there a correlation between the two? When you’re feeling tired or drowsy, your brain’s not functioning to its full potential. People become less creative. 29% of people had fallen asleep or were very sleepy at work, according to a 2009 study. A more recent study of 4,188 US workers suggests that their efficiency and performance have gotten worse because of a lack of sleep.
However, studies show that overwork is the central cause of poor sleep. Yes, we’re not sleeping well because we’re working too much. What’s the result? Work productivity decreases because of a lack of sleep.
How much sleep do we need?
When asking doctors and experts how much sleep we need, we’ll most likely receive several answers. Some will say 5 hours. Some will say 6. Or we still hear doctors say 8 hours. But the most accurate response to this question is it varies.
The cost of poor sleep
The productivity cost of sleep-deprived workers in the US is $411 billion a year and around 1 million lost workdays, according to a 2016 study. For more perspective, it is roughly 11 lost days of productivity and $2,280 in lost wages, annually.
Better sleep, increased productivity
Fortunately, improving sleep is the remedy to increase one’s productivity. Good, adequate sleep refreshes your brain and improves its health. With good sleep, you can – have better judgment and decision-making skills, react and think faster, improve your memory, be more accurate at work, and have a lower risk of burning out.