How Sleep Affects Your Salary

How Sleep Affects Your Salary

A common stereotype of the successful career driven individual is surviving on little sleep. An increasing number of studies show that those who get a good night's sleep are the most productive at work as they think more clearly and their ability to work more creatively is at its optimum.

The average adult needs at least 8 hours of sleep. Sleep doesn’t just rest your brain. It restores, repairs and cleanses the brain which means you go to work with more energy, focus and concentration which can often lead to receiving positive appraisals, promotions and salary increases.

In countries where there are less daytime/sunlight hours, people sleep longer hours, which has a knock-on effect to their performance and pay! Research suggests an extra hour of sleep increases wages by 4.9 % in the long-term.

So how does lack of sleep affect your salary?

Decreased levels of sleep might be stopping you from getting that promotion. When an individual is tired, their thinking capacity is lowered, there are fewer creative leaps and grasping new information becomes harder.

Actions to take today!

  1. Have a good sleep routine.
  2. Avoid caffeine and sugar in the evening.
  3. Bedroom should be well ventilated, dark & at an appropriate temperature.
  4. Avoid your TV, laptop and phone, at least an hour before bed.
  5. Take a warm bath to relax.
  6. Exercise regularly, but not before bedtime.

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