Strong Link Between Sleep and Work Performance
Employees are paying a high price for too little sleep when it comes to work productivity, according to new statistics from the Better Sleep Council (BSC). Respondents to the BSC’s 2007 Better Sleep Month survey reported a decline in quality of work, poor judgment and trouble retaining information as the top work-related consequences from lack of sleep. In fact, 44% said they were likely to be in an unpleasant or unfriendly mood — all bad news for employers, employees and customers.
“Some believe you can accomplish more if you spend less time sleeping, but limited sleep can affect every aspect of your life, including job performance,” said Dr. Bert Jacobson, BSM spokesperson. “In fact, sleep deprivation impacts your level of alertness, your productivity and your ability to socially interact with colleagues.”