Improve your work performance and overall health with these expert sleep tips.
- Take longer to do your work.
- Come up with fewer and less accurate solutions to work problems.
- Choose easier work (like listening to voice messages) over harder work (like creative problem solving and planning)
- Be much less creative and strategic.
- Say that you don’t like your job and other things in your life (a general mood-depressing effect of less sleep).
- Act in unethical ways, like padding a travel expense report.
- Are you sleeping eight hours per day?
- Can you wake up every day without an alarm clock?
- If around 10 or 11 a.m., someone offered you a cozy sleeping area, would you take them up on that?
- Do you need your coffee before noon to function optimally?
The Biggest Snoozer
- Margaret suggests eliminating caffeine. Or, if you really must have it, don’t drink it after 1 p.m. And shut down screens, be it computer or TV, starting at least one hour before bedtime.
- Senia recommends getting into bed by 9:30 p.m. If you read in bed, try a real book, not an e-book, to avoid the bright screen. Turn the lights off by 10:30 p.m.