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Lack Of Sleep Costs
We all get tired from time to time, however, if we miss out on too much sleep, it can affect our health, productivity, and mood. But what does this mean for our boss? And if you are a business owner, what does a sleepy workforce mean for you?
A recent study found that sleeping less than six hours a night results in a loss of six working days of productivity per year, with those sleeping six to scene losing 3-7 days of productivity. On average, the economy loses up to £37 billion a year and 200,000 working days, both as a result of sleep deprivation.
As a manager or business owner, it’s crucial to look after your workforce, if your team is happy and productive, the better outcomes you will see. In recent years, some of the world’s biggest companies have invested in sleeping pods so their employees can nap during the day. A short power nap through the day can boost employees mood and productivity, which is a win-win for any business. Google, Zappos and Ben and Jerry’s are just some of the businesses that promote napping through the day, all of which are praised for their positive company culture.
However, if you’re an employee feeling the strain of sleep deprivation, there are steps you can take to boost your sleep levels and therefore your productivity. Cutting out things like smoking, unhealthy food, alcohol and caffeine after 4 pm can lead to an extra 10% sleep every night!
To highlight the effects sleep deprivation can have on our productivity and even the economy, sleep experts Easca Mattress have created a calculator so you can find out How Much Sleep Deprivation Is Costing Your Boss. Try this interactive calculator to see how much sleep deprivation is costing your boss: