Fancy a good day? Work on your sleep!

Bad sleeping. We all know it. Worrying or a noisy sleeper next to you. All equally annoying. But when you have to deal with more bad nights and structurally poor sleep, the consequences are also greater. You are less productive; you are absent more often and accidents are more likely to occur sooner.

How big is the problem?

About 64% of workers experience the impact of a bad night’s sleep on their work. For example, this group experiences mood swings, reduced thinking ability, more accidents, health problems and more absenteeism. This not only has an impact on the quality of life, but also on the costs for an employer.

A study by health insurer CZ shows that a slight deficit (between six and seven hours of sleep) costs 3.7 extra days of absence. While an extreme lack of sleep (less than six hours of sleep) costs 6 extra days of absence. You will eventually end up with an average amount of € 1440 per year in costs for a poorly sleeping employee.

Sleep problems mainly occur among employees who work night shifts or shifts. This is mainly due to the changing shifts and the impact on your natural biorhythm.

But, what can you do about it?

The numbers don’t lie. It turns out. But more important is of course finding a solution. Fortunately, employers are taking sleep problems among their employees more and more seriously. The quality of sleep is now also included in vitality programs. Quite a step forward, if you ask me. But is that also the case in your workplace?

In the white paper ‘Sleep Well Work Safely’ you can read everything about sleep problems in the workplace during night shifts. Interesting for night workers and their managers. Don’t work night shifts yourself, but do you find sleep and work interesting? Or do you think that sleep should also be on the internal agenda? Then the white paper is also for you. There are a lot of tips that can also apply to you!

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