Here’s yet another reason to encourage your workers to get a good night’s sleep: It could help them control their weight.
New research shows that daytime sleepiness may play a role in the brain’s inhibitory function when presented with images of tempting, fattening foods. In the workplace, this suggests that a sleepy worker may be less able to resist the doughnuts in the break room than a well-rested employee.
Weight maintenance is a lifetime commitment to wise food choices and regular exercise. Studies like this one show that more factors are involved, and that a person’s general health and well being play a greater role in weight management than many people realize.
Of course, there are plenty of other sound reasons to push for healthy sleep habits among your staff members, not the least of which is that good sleep breeds good workers. They tend to be healthier, more alert, and less inclined to have accidents or make job-related mistakes that can compromise your business.
They’ll also be happier and all-around easier to work with, reducing workplace conflict and contributing to the well-rounded, efficient, harmonious staff that all of your wellness efforts are designed to facilitate.
Provide your employees with tools, resources, and tips that will help them get the good-quality sleep their bodies need.
And be sure to tell them that nightly Z’s may make it easier to keep their diets in check.
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