If you are one of those people who don’t get enough sleep in your double ottoman bed then you are not going to perform your tasks at work well.
Research conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the United States, has proven a lack of sleep effects the way people perform.
The study monitored the sleep and work relationship of twelve participants over a four week period.
To ensure all volunteers were ready, they were expected to sleep between ten and 12 hours in the first week. Following on from there, for the next three weeks they had their sleep times scheduled on a 28-hour rotation which reflects chronic jet lag. The participants were restricted to the equivalent of 5.6 hours sleep per night.
In order to examine the effects of sleep deprivation, the volunteers were given computer tests, which included visual search tasks. As well as the speed of finding the information, how they found the information was also monitored.
In conclusion, the scientists found a correlation between the length of sleep the volunteers had and the speed at which they were able to identify the important information in the test; the less sleep a participant had, the slower they were at performing a task.
Don’t forget to get enough Zs in tonight, otherwise you might not be as sharp at work tomorrow!