Sleep deprivation can affect your health, productivity and can create serious hazards in the workplace. Studies show sleep deprived employees are at a higher risk and more likely to have accidents and suffer injuries. Sleep is essential for to keep our bodies functioning and disrupted sleep has numerous negative consequences, including increased mortality, diabetes, obesity, burnout, and poor performance.
According to a National Sleep Foundation’s 2015 Sleep and Pain poll, almost a third of American employees report that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities at least a few days each month. Americans are working more, spending an average of nearly 4.5 hours each week doing additional work from home on top of a 9.5 hour average workday. Those who work long hours and/or get less than 8 hours of sleep are reporting lower productivity, thought processes or memory and difficulty concentrating.