Are your employees getting enough sleep?
Sleep on it. We may not want employees to sleep on the job but we do want employees to get enough sleep for the job. Here is some important information from the Harvard Daily Stat:
People who suffer from insomnia take sick days twice as often as those who do not, according to a report by The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest. The study found that over a six-month period, the condition cost employers an average of 4.4 days of wages for each untreated sufferer, plus indirect costs due to lower productivity and mistakes made because of lack of sleep.
The Harvard Daily Stat ran more information on napping a second day in a row. Who would have thought they would want to be caught napping? Here is the second tidbit:
Salary Nap 34% of American adults take a nap on a typical day. Napping is most common at the lower end of the pay scale — 42% of those with annual incomes below $30,000 told the Pew Research Center they had napped in the previous 24 hours — and it declines as income rises. 21% of those with yearly pay between $75,000 and $99,000 reported napping, the lowest of any income group. The urge (or the time) to nap returns among those who make more than $100,000: 33% had napped in the past day.
Are you helping employees get enough sleep for work and are you ensuring that their work is not keeping them up at night with worry or concern?
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