The 5 Ways Work is Destroying Your Sleep
Most of us love sleep, we’d give anything to just lie in bed for a few hours longer each morning. The weekend often feels like we’re being rescued. Sleep is important, we know that, it’s often recommended we get around 8 hours each night. Some of us, however, seem to be able to function on less than that, some people can sleep 5 hours a night and still somehow maintain focus and be productive throughout the day.
For most of us, 8 hours is considered a good length, for others, myself included, 10 hours is preferred. Yet it’s becoming more common today for people to complain of a lack of sleep, of being tired and unfocused, even of having a little insomnia. Our work lives might — probably do — have a big part to play in that. We wake up early, tired and groggy, push ourselves through the day, go to bed late with our devices in hand, and try to get to sleep while work remains weighing on our minds.
An article on Huffington Post details the 5 ways in which our work is inhibiting our sleep, and in effect, having a very negative impact on our lives.
According to a new GCC Insights study from international employee health and performance organization Global Corporate Challenge, one in every five workers feels sleep deprived, and 54 percent find their job more stressful due, in part, to this lack of quality shut-eye. Poor sleep also negatively affects productivity, considering 93 percent of the people who reported feeling sleep-deprived also displayed fatigue at work, leaving them more likely to make mistakes, or worse, get injured. The study aggregated data from more than 1.5 million people in 185 countries, exposing just how prevalent these work-related sleep problems are.
Such things as waking up too early and using our devices in bed are discussed in the article, which makes for a good and particularly scary read. To perk yourself back up, you can consider complimenting this article with The No. 1 Way to Get a Good Night’s Sleep.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.