1. Are you guilty of doing this?
The next time you are willing to compromise on your snoozing hours to binge-watch a series, chat with friends or stayed glued to your smartphone for no good reason, think again! Unknowingly, you are sabotaging your career by staying awake till late at night and there is science to back this up. How? Read on
2. The study
A study done by Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School says sleep deprivation impacts an employee’s mood, ability to concentrate at work, and even impairs your brain’s functioning for days. The short term gains by staying up for a few hours every night actually cost your productivity levels at the office.
3. Caffeine does not help!
Not just this, another study was done by University of Rochester emphasizes on how sleep deprivation directly impacts your brain’s functioning. As per researchers, the brain removes toxic proteins from its neurons when one is asleep, that improves a person’s ability to think clearly and process information. No amount of caffeine can fix this!
4. Do you binge eat at office?
Do you find yourself always hungry at the office? Blame your sleeping pattern. Apart from affecting your problem-solving skills, hiking stress levels and emotional reactivity, sleep deprivation can make you fat.
5. The science behind it
Several studies suggest unhealthy sleeping pattern makes you feel hungrier and also take a toll on your metabolism. Your body struggles more to burn the calories you consume and plus, it impacts your immune system as well.
6. How it impacts your emotions
Another study done on millions of working professionals concluded that 90 percent of the top performers were emotionally intelligent and had the ability to stay calm under pressure. These people knew how to stay focused and handle their emotions smartly at work, something that can be achieved only when your body is well rested.
In case you find yourself grumpy at work every day and feel you are unable to give your best shot to your work, it’s time you analyze your sleeping pattern. A person should aim at sleeping for seven to nine hours every night on an average. Remember, only a healthy body and fresh mind can help you to stay content, energized and in turn, make you a more productive professional.