Not getting enough sleep may do us more harm than good. Employees who don't get enough sleep are likely to be less productive and engaged within the workplace.
Anecdotally, many workers and business leaders around the world have suffered the braggadocio of machismo bosses and masochistic workers who claim to survive – nay thrive – on just a couple of winks per night. However, whilst the myths surrounding these self-claimed sleep might set appear to set alluring, if not impossible, standards for what hard work looks like, it seems obvious that they’re not healthy. In the short-term, lack of sleep can impact a worker’s mood and impact productivity. More insidiously, long term sleeplessness puts an individual at risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Despite this, a recent survey found that only 11% of the UK workforce thought they were getting enough sleep - with stress and caffeine intake two of the most common reasons for this.