Poor sleep is hit­ting work

Solihull News - - NEWS -

ONE in four work­ers be­lieves their per­for­mance is be­ing af­fected be­cause they have a bad night’s sleep, ac­cord­ing to a new study.

A sur­vey of 1,300 work­ers by jobs site CV- Li­brary found that a quar­ter feel ex­hausted ev­ery day. Most of those ques­tioned would like to have up to eight hours of sleep a night, but only achieve be­tween five and seven.

Lee Big­gins, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of CV- Li­brary, said: “There are many fac­tors that can af­fect your per­for­mance at work and I’m sure we’re all fa­mil­iar with the neg­a­tive feel­ings that can fol­low a bad night’s sleep.

“While this is man­age­able ev­ery now and again, it can quickly be­come all- con­sum­ing if not dealt with prop­erly.

“It could be worth talk­ing to your em­ployer to see if there’s any­thing that can be done to make the work­ing day that lit­tle bit eas­ier. For ex­am­ple, be­ing able to work from home if you’re not feel­ing 100 per cent, or tak­ing an ear­lier lunch break if you’re in need of some fresh air, are just small steps that can make a big dif­fer­ence.”

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