Having a healthy sleep cycle has a greater effect than what we know. Sleeping is a normal part of any humans life and should not be taken lightly. Sleeping aids by providing healthy connections in the body to maintain your health and efficiency.
A recent study conducted on sleeping by a team of researchers from the University of South Florida was able to identify direct connection between losing your work and disrupted sleeping cycles. The study was led by PhD holder Soomie Lee who is an assistant professor in the School of Aging Studies. He published his results in the Sleep Health (Journal of the National Sleep Foundation).
The study hypothesis that changing the sleep cycle or losing hours of sleep during the work week will have a direct and negative effect on your performance. This can be reflected through the poor decision making and less quality in the obtained output. The study calculated a total of 16 minutes of sleep that if lost will affect the overall performance during this week.
Dr. Soomie commented on the results obtained saying, “These cyclical associations reflect that employees’ sleep is vulnerable to daily cognitive stress and also a contributor to cognitively stressful experiences. Findings from this study provide empirical evidence for why workplaces need to make more efforts to promote their employees’ sleep. Good sleepers may be better performers at work due to greater ability to stay focused an on-task with fewer errors and interpersonal conflicts.”