We know that work is a priority for a lot of Americans out there. It takes up the majority of your day and takes a lot of focus and energy. With that being said, if you find yourself nodding off at your desk, hitting that afternoon crash regularly or even yawning during meetings, it may be time to re-evaluate the sleep that you are getting every night.
When your job gets busy, sleep can often be one of the first things that is compromised. Add in school and parenting responsibilities to an already heavy workload and something may have to give. While it is normal to stay busy, having an increasingly time-consuming schedule can really put a damper on getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night. It may not seem as important when your to-do list just does not seem to stop growing. While initially it may seem like you’re adding in some much-needed hours into your day, you will end up being much less productive at work when you are tired. The cycle continues, as you get less done at the office, therefore bringing your work home, you will get less sleep at night.
While it may be easier said than done, making sure to prioritize your sleep on a regular basis will not only allow you to feel more rested, it will help you be more productive at work as well as during other activities throughout your day.
Getting the recommended amount of a sleep a night can greatly improve your on the job performance. Your memory will improve, you will make less mistakes and you will also prevent yourself from burning out.