Ask a parent of a newborn and they’ll tell you that sleep affects their ability to process information. College students would say the same. In fact, the CDC reported in their 2016 survey that one out of three adults get less than the recommended hours of sleep per night. If you are seeing performance inconsistencies, presenteeism or absenteeism among your colleagues, it may be time to encourage others to get more shut eye.
We’ve all been there – the late nights in the office and the tossing and turning while worrying about tomorrow’s to-do list. Research shows that that individuals could do more with their day if they took time to create a better sleep experience. This week, we launched Sleep Mode, a program that teaches employees how to create the right environment for a more restful sleep.
Sleep is also not just about the physical act of closing our eyes; there are many factors that play a part. Cognition, stress and immune system functions are impacted by how we nourish our bodies, the light and temperature of the room and what mental and physical state we fall asleep in.
With the new Sleep Mode program, clients learn how our mental, physical and environmental conditions change how we sleep. A study by Science Direct suggests that having light in your sleep environment suppresses melatonin. This disrupts sleep and increases the risk of serious diseases such as breast cancer.
Engaging employees in challenges to unplug from technology before bed and nourish their body in proper ways can result in improved health, better performance at work and less sick days.
Learn more about how Sleep Mode and other Human Performance programs can elevate your workplace performance and well-being.