Tempted to pull an all-nighter in hopes of checking more items off your to-do list? Don’t! Not only does skimping on sleep have a negative impact on your health, it can reduce your productivity at work, too—and could even cost your company some serious cash.
A lack of sleep can lead to some pretty major workplace consequences, like becoming slower at work tasks, staying home sick for more days, and even performing as if you were under the influence. Not to mention, sleep can cost your company a pretty penny—$2,280 per employee to be exact. That’s $63.2 billion per year nationally!
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Aiming for 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night is no joke. In fact, getting that much sleep per night can help reduce your risk of some serious chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and more. Be sure to make sleep a priority and recognize when your body needs to rest and recharge. You’ll feel more energized at work and ready to take on the day ahead. And your boss will thank you, really.
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This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.