How Sleep (and Lack of it) Affects Job Performance

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by Kyla Camille, via Quill |

Stress, traffic, and other work-related problems may cause people nowadays to lose some sleep.

While some 20 years ago, people could get an average 8 hours of sleep, today’s average at least an hour less. According to an infographic from Quill, Americans average 6 hours and 55 minutes on the regular weeknights.

A recent study shows that 43 percent of Americans aged 13 to 64 say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weeknights. However, the lack of sleep also affects job performance and the economy in general costing $63 billion to the U.S. economy each year due to lost productivity.

Quality sleep each and every night helps protect mental, physical, and immune health and improve quality of life.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get more zzz, fall asleep, stay asleep, and reenergize daily.