Is Daylight Savings Killing Work Productivity?
Have you been trying to catch up on sleep? Are you still sitting at work wondering why in the world you are so tired? Turns out you're not the only one and Daylight Savings could be to blame for this. We lost an hour of sleep, which doesn't seem like that big of a deal, however it seems to affect a lot of Americans, it even hurts our bank accounts. We may have gotten rid of the Winter blues, but now, our wallets can take a hit. According to NBC News sleep deprivation is costing our economy $411 Billion dollars a year! OUCH!
Glassdoor surveyed over a thousand part-time and full-time workers, 74% of workers surveyed claimed they get less than 8 hours of sleep on work nights. Why aren't we getting enough sleep? Probably that thing you're holding in your hand right now. If we can drop our phones and disconnect we can fall asleep faster and get a better nights sleep. The cure to fixing our sleeping habits could be fixed by simply unplugging at night.
Are you being less productive at work since we skipped an hour of sleep? Let us know what works for you in the comments below!