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The Link Between Sleep and Job Performance

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The Link Between Sleep and Job Performance

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A good night’s sleep is not a luxury – it’s essential for performing well.


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Are you feeling fatigued? Sacrificing sleep to get more work done will not make you more productive. Rather, it will make you less focused, more prone to making mistakes and more irritable – thus jeopardizing your overall, long-term job performance. Rob Newsom of the National Sleep Foundation explains the link between lack of sleep and a diminished job performance. He offers useful tips for workers to break the vicious cycle of sleep deprivation and overwork. Anybody who has experienced a lack of sleep in the past two weeks can benefit from his insights.

Summary

Lack of sleep has a major negative impact on your job performance.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one-third of Americans get less than the seven to nine hours of sleep recommended for optimal health and well-being. Getting a sufficient amount of sleep is critical for the body’s restorative functions, for optimal cognitive functioning and for emotional regulation.

Fatigue also significantly undermines your job performance. Lack of sleep hampers people’s ability to focus, slows reaction...

About the Author

Rob Newsom is a staff writer at the National Sleep Foundation. 


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