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More sleep makes you better at work

Jonathan Warren

31.07.2012

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Jonathan Warren
Sleep is essential for us to function on a daily basis and it is important you sleep long enough in your single, double or king size bed. A recent study looked at sleep/work patterns by monitoring twelve volunteers over a four week period. The results gathered from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the United States, identified that the more you sleep the better you perform at work. For the first week of the study the participants were expected to sleep between ten and 12 hours to ensure they were relaxed and ready for the experiment. The main part of the experiment was the remaining three weeks where the researchers gave them a sleep rotation schedule, which reflected chronic jet lag. This meant the volunteers were only able to sleep the equivalent of 5.6 hours per night. The participants were given computer tests to identify how they found important information and the speed they found it. The researchers concluded that the more sleep the volunteer had, the better they were at performing the task. This was determined as performance declined as the experiment continued. It therefore proves that if you spend enough time in the land of nod you will perform better. So, spend longer in bed and improve your performance at work - you may be on the way to a pay rise!

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Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren

Time4Sleep owner