Your Productivity May Suffer by Losing THIS Much Sleep!

How Important Is A Good Night’s Sleep and Your Productivity?

Everything, including your stress response and hormones that control your appetite and regulate your mood are connected to adequate sleep.  What’s more every minute counts according to a new study published by Sleep health (Journal of National Sleep Foundation).  This study exposed the fact that just 16 minutes of sleep can negatively affect your productivity.

Sleep for Productivity
Sleep for Productivity

Soomi Lee, PhD. Assistant professor in the School of Aging Studies, and her colleagues, found that when 130 mid-aged participants slept just 16 fewer minutes, resulted in less effective cognitive issues the next day.   “These cyclical associations reflect that employees’ sleep is vulnerable to daily cognitive stress and also a contributor to cognitively stressful experiences,” said Lee.

Shorter sleep duration, or poorer sleep quality, experienced more cognitive challenges. Findings from this study provide substantial 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 and on task with fewer errors and interpersonal conflicts.

Are Enough Sleep and Regular Bedtimes Necessary?

This study clearly demonstrates that getting enough sleep and regular bedtimes is essential to having a healthy life style.   Those people with irregular bedtimes, tend to have worse cardiovascular health and a slower metabolism, than those who have a consistent bedtime.

In conclusion, if you are frequently tired, have gained a little weight and experience brain fog are potentially sleep deprived. In addition, if your emotions are out of control, you catch yourself nodding off during the day and experience frequent bouts of illness, sleep could be the culprit.

Our modern life-style may contribute to a disrupted sleep pattern that can impact your health.  Your circadian clock controls your daily cycle of sleep and wakefulness by inhibiting and exciting different parts of your brain.  An irregular sleep pattern could be causing stress to your body.

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Want A Good Nights Sleep? Try These Healthy Sleep Habits

Want A Good Nights Sleep? Try These Healthy Sleep Habits

We all know the perils of financial debt, but did you know that you can build up debt of sleep also?  Getting shortchanged occasionally on your sleep is no a serious problem, but when it happens night after night, you  build up a backlog of needed sleep.  This sleep debt can affect your mood, health and safety.  If you want a good nights sleep, try these healthy sleep habits.

The average person needs around eight and one-half hours of sleep every night.  You might need a little less or a little more, but you need this sleep every day,  just like you need water and oxygen. Losing just one hour of sleep per day builds up a “sleep debt”.

It’s not just the quantity of sleep that you need, it’s also the quality of sleep.  You need a certain amount of deep sleep.  During the deepest stages of sleep, your body releases growth hormone to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration. This means that if you don’t get enough good quality sleep, it will adversely affect your physical health. Read More