Many of us already understand the benefits of getting a great night’s sleep to stay healthy, both physically and mentally, but how much of an effect can a better night’s sleep have on our day to day performance in the workplace?
Sleep experts agree that it’s crucial for us to get a good night’s sleep in order to function properly and allow us to be at our best to achieve success every day. There are 4 key areas in which a better night’s sleep helps ensure that we are at our best and fully ready to take on the day:
1. Increasing Productivity
Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done? Unfortunately, getting a better night’s sleep can’t stop time or make the day longer, but it can have a significant impact on your daily productivity.
For many of us, distractions in the work place are just a part of working life. Whether it’s a new project arising, a chatty co-worker, or simply something we see out of the window, it’s impossible to completely eradicate disruptions. However, it is hugely important for our productivity levels to ensure that after becoming distracted from the task in hand, we refocus quickly and effectively. The National Sleep Foundation claims that people who suffer from a lack of sleep tend to find it more difficult to refocus after distractions than well rested people, taking an effect on their daily productivity levels.
The good news is that anyone can improve their sleep habits to ensure they are maximizing their efficiency at work by following some simple steps. Here are some useful tips and tricks to help yourself swap bad sleep habits for good ones and in turn help improve your daily productivity in the workplace.