Sleep deprivation is linked to many health risks that make it nearly impossible for employees to bring their best selves to work.

  • Sleep deficiency decreases productivity and increases absenteeism and presenteeism – the phenomenon where employees are present on the job, but less efficient. That happens because sleeplessness impacts, among other things, motivation, mood and concentration.
  • Workplace safety is also an issue. In some occupations, lack of sleep can increase the likelihood of accidents, involving the sleepless employees themselves, or others.

The good news, though, is that employers can help their workforce with easy, actionable steps toward better sleep habits.

Here are 5 key ways you can promote better sleep in your business:

  • Schedule work hours that are more sleep friendly
  • Promote a culture where sleep is valued and long hours are shown to be counterproductive
  • Discourage constant connectivity, and checking emails at night and on weekends
  • Provide education about sleep and screening for sleep disorders

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