The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) reports that nearly half (48%) of Americans suffer from occasional insomnia, while more than one-fifth (22%) have it chronically. So reports Business Insider.
Unsurprisingly, poor sleep can be directly correlated with reduced job performance and productivity, work-related stress, greater difficulty with relationships (personal and professional)–not to mention physical and mental health problems.
Peter Hames, CEO and co-founder of Big Health, which makes a digital sleep improvement program, indicated signs of poor sleep and its effect on work success, including:
Lower levels of productivity
Health implications and missed days at work
Greater irritability and more difficulty concentrating
Distraction and spending more time with social media instead of work
Less clear or innovating thinking
More stress; less energy
Higher levels of depression or anxiety–and more personal days taken Hames offers some practical sleep-related suggestions for employees with insomnia.