Drunk Employees More Effective Than Sleep Deprived Employees

Check out this story from this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing:

Sleep – does anyone ever get enough? There always seems to be something more pressing that we should be doing, so many of us neglect the very thing that could make us more productive.  It’s not new information that we need more sleep, but new research is showing just how harmful the affects of a lack of sleep can be – even making us less effective than those under the influence.

According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep.

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The bottom line:

  • The negative effects of sleep deprivation affect people’s ability to function across the board.
  • A lack of sleep can cause heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
  • The article offers ten tips to getting better sleep.
  • Important for you AND your staff.

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