The Effect of Sleep on Productivity? How to Improve? How Sleep Deprivation affects your days in office?Sleep deficit? Performance killer? How to Turn your insomnia in to productivity? How sleep is essential for work and productivity?

It is common for managers to look at a lack of motivation and bad decision making as being caused by poor work environment and training. The answer could be much simpler – a lack of sleep.”

Sleep … it’s something we all love and need, yet we don’t always have it. Too many people don’t get quality sleep. And if your career depends on focus and productivity, it’s possible your lack of sleep is holding you back, professionally. In the past few years, successful organizations have finally started to view sleep deprivation a productivity killer and employee serious health issue. Sleep is established as a major contributor to overall human health and employee well-being, yet attainment of healthy sleep remains out of reach for many factors such as work pressure, imbalance work & family life, too much concentration on status, overthinking, workplace incivility, toxic workplace and abusive leader. Broad based societal sleep optimization will not occur until businesses appreciate the massive opportunity cost of sleep damaging workplace policies. Businesses answer to many stakeholders, but shareholders focused on profit maximization. Efforts to improve employee sleep by the sleep therapy would do well to focus their efforts on demonstrating how sleep positively impacts corporate bottom lines. Indeed, well-rested employees miss less work, do a better job when present, have fewer workplace accidents, make better decisions and interact more positively interpersonally.

Feeling sick and tired. Frustrated young man massaging his nose and keeping eyes closed while sitting at his working place in office; Shutterstock

Unfortunately, these positive impacts on workplace performance are often underappreciated by managers. Pressure to meet challenging performance objectives provokes them to extend work hours or create work schedules antithetical to human circadian rhythms. These managers weigh productivity gains of additional work time against productivity losses of impaired employee sleep. More often than not, sleep ends up compromised. Until managers fully understand the breadth and depth of the untoward effect of insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment on work-related outcomes, they will continue to shape the work context in a manner which undermines sleep. Contemporary business climates often assume a zero-sum game between sleep and corporate success. However, a deeper exploration of the issue reveals an opportunity which forward thinking organizations already understand – healthy employee sleep and corporate success are directly correlated.

To cope with insomnia, organization must take healthy steps such as,

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is a structured program that helps you identify and replace thoughts and behaviors that cause or worsen sleep problems with habits that promote sound sleep. Unlike sleeping pills, CBT-I helps you overcome the underlying causes of your sleep problems.

Mindfulness-based interventions Formal meditation practices include sitting meditation, mindful movement (including walking medication and gentle yoga exercises), and the body scan, which teaches individuals to mindfully focus on bodily sensations, starting with the feet and progressively moving to the head and neck. The mindfulness meditation exercises focus on paying attention to bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts while embracing a nonjudgmental, accepting attitude toward whatever arises until it passes.

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