Adults require seven to nine hours of sleep each day to reach peak performance. Unfortunately, nearly 1/3 of all adult’s report averaging less than six total hours of quality sleep each night. The negative impacts of sleep deprivations are far-reaching and can have an adverse impact in all areas of our lives, including: mood, focus, reaction time.
Our busy lives can leave us pressed to squeeze more hours out of the day and to work far into our natural sleep cycle. We’ve all heard the saying life is all about balance and it is most true when it comes to rest. While you may feel like working those late hours is accomplishing more the fact is that if you would get quality sleep you could be nearly twice as effective if you completed the same task well rested and focused.
The OSHA website lists these tips on how employers can reduce the risk of worker fatigue in the workplace by:
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