Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.
Sleep is something that can greatly improve productivity in the workplace. Some people are not sleeping well and therefore under-performing in their place of work.
The Circadian Rhythm
You need to get in harmony with the natural body’s circadian rhythm, which is the waking up and sleeping cycle. It starts by going to bed at the same time every night. Go to bed when you feel tired so you don’t toss and turn in bed. This applies even during the weekend.
Waking up at the Same Time
Make sure you also wake up at the same time, even during weekends. If you get enough rest, your body will naturally wake up at the same time every day and you will not need an alarm. You can nap to make up for lost sleep time, but this needs to be done for about thirty minutes. If you nap for a long time, it can cause insomnia, which means you won’t be able to sleep at night and your productivity in the workplace will certainly suffer.
If you feel sleepy before your bedtime, it’s best to do an activity that is stimulating like reading an interesting book, watching television or simply calling a friend. If you sleep before your time, you might find it hard to sleep throughout the night. Sleep definitely does improve your productivity in the workplace.
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