The importance of sleep

A bad night's sleep doesn't just make you a bit weary-eyed at work – even minor sleep deprivation causes symtoms such as shorter attention span, longer reaction times and difficulty with memorising or recalling information. The negative implications of this in the workplace are clear. Employers need to recognise that over-worked, always-on employees are not the most productive, and ensure that work is not getting in the way of a good night's sleep for their people.