Minor sleep loss can turn into a career hazard
Just 16 minutes of sleep loss can make the difference between a productive day at work, or a day filled with distractions.
- A study published in the Journal of the National Sleep Foundation found that even a small amount of sleep loss can lead to poorer judgements and falling off-task the next day at work.
- Losing sleep one night may lead to cognitive issues the next day with associated increased stress levels.
“Findings from this study provide empirical evidence for why workplaces need to make more efforts to promote their employees’ sleep. Good sleepers may be better performers at work due to greater ability to stay focused an on-task with fewer errors and interpersonal conflicts.” - Soomi Lee, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Aging Studies.