A good night’s sleep is extremely beneficial for your health, but now it may also be beneficial for your career as well rested people are more valuable in the work force. According to new research, those who are well rested are more productive at work, so you may want to reconsider those long work hours. Not to mention, well rested people tend to think clearer, faster, and have higher levels of creativity when compared to those running off of a ton of caffeine.
By skipping out on a few hours of sleep. Your brain doesn’t have enough time to perform vital maintenance or restoration tasks; thus, resulting in poorer choices and needless risks while working. Sleep deprivation decreases neurobehavioral performance, which has been shown to produce the same results as being drunk. Therefore, if you want to perform better while at work to earn more, you may want to rethink the number of hours you’re sleeping.
According to a study by the University of California, San Diego, those who slept as little as one hour later gained as much as a 16 percent increase in wages. Adults who received less than the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night tended to struggle with everyday work tasks, such as meetings, comprehending reports, and simple performance tasks, while those with adequate sleep benefited from higher-level brain skills. Critical thinking and innovation also increased with a restful night’s sleep, all of which are appealing to employers.
As 20 to 30 percent of workers receive less than 6 hours of sleep per night, it’s time to reconsider your sleep schedule. Not only will it promote your daily healthy, but your ability to function and perform in the work place. As a result, you may just see a heavier paycheck at the end of the week.