(Sleep Mindset series – Part 2)
Now that you know what Sleep Mindset is, let’s talk about why you should care. The research is shedding light on just how important sleep is for life and business. Getting the right amount of quality shut-eye has been shown to:
- increase productivity: check out this Ted Talk by Dr. Matthew Carter called The Science of Sleep (and the Art of Productivity)
- Increase creativity
- boost your memory and your ability to learn
- create a more upbeat mood
- improve decision making
- increase general well-being and health, decreasing sick days
Are any of these things important to you and your business?
Today, let’s learn a little more about sleep and productivity.
If you still aren’t quite convinced about the importance of sleep for your productivity, consider the financial impact of not getting enough sleep. The study “The Cost of Poor Sleep: Workplace Productivity Loss and Associated Costs” published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Studies in 2010, studied 4,188 U.S. workers. They found “significantly worse productivity, performance, and safety outcomes” among those who slept less, and estimated a $1,967 LOSS in productivity per worker due to poor sleep. Sleep disturbances contribute to decreased employee productivity at a high cost to employers.
Another study, “Work Productivity Loss Associated with Sleep Duration, Insomnia Severity, Sleepiness, and Snoring” was published in the journal “Sleep”, by the Sleep Research Society, studied 1,000 individuals and concluded that “Sleep duration (both short and long), insomnia, sleepiness, and snoring were all associated with decreased work productivity.” Their recommendation was unambiguous: “Sleep should be considered an important element in workplace health.”
If I told you that you could take a magic pill that would give you greater efficiency, creativity, productivity, mood, and decision making, would you take it?
The magic pill is sleep!