How sleep affects your productivity


Everybody the world over knows that having sufficient and a good night sleep is very important. Enough sleep or lack of it greatly affects not only your mental well being but your productivity levels at work more especially if you are the type of person who goes for a day job. You will be surprised to learn that most individuals do not know the importance of sleep, and the effect that it has on one’s levels of productivity.

In this article, we are going to look at some of the ways that can have an impact on your levels of productivity. Without even looking at the data that has been scientifically collected and analyzed, we all know the impact that a good night sleep or lack of it can have to you. For instance, you will be surprised to discover that an individual who sleeps for less than five hours for four consecutive days is likened to somebody who has an equivalent of 0.1 alcohol in their blood.4thfgdfsdea

If you take into consideration that the legal level of alcohol that one is supposed to have in their blood to drive is 0.08, then you will realize that it is even more dangerous to be driven by somebody who has slept for less than 5 hours in four consecutive days that somebody who is drunk. It is also important to note that a lack of proper sleep affects more than the productivity levels. If you do not sleep well for too long, you will have serious health complications. You may even develop a sleeping disorder.

Effects of lack of sleep on productivity

1. Trouble learning

Studies that have been conducted on school going children had shown that, when school start times were delayed hence allowing children more time to sleep, their test scores greatly improved. This is why school going individuals are advised to sleep for at least 8 hours, such that when they wake up, their brains will be working in optimal levels hence more productivity.

2. One makes more mistakes

Scientific studies have shown that a lack of proper sleep increases to about 20-30 percent the chances of one making mistakes in whatever they are doing. In other instances, it has been discovered that those players that engage in sports that require a great level of concentration and focus like shooting and cycling are more likely to make a lot of mistakes if they did not have a good night sleep. Even without such scientific findings, we all know that if one does not have enough sleep, they are likely to be making many mistakes in their work place.

3. Headaches and sometimes collapse

wertgfgdfseNo scientific explanation has been brought forward to explain the link between the lack of sleep and the constant headaches that one can experience, but definitely, there must be a very strong connection. It is automatic that if you do not get enough sleep you will have some headache, hence your productivity levels will drop. Great leaders know the importance of sleep, which even Arriana Huffington after collapsing due to exhaustion in 2017, she started a mission to educate people on the impact of sleep. However, you’ll realize that successful people possesses different sleeping habits, working and even eating habits but that does not mean that they don’t value sleep in their life.

4. More easily distracted

If you are the kind of person that engages in tasks that require strict attention on a daily basis, then you can not afford to have a bad night sleep, because if you do you will be easily destructed the following day as your level of concentration will be down.