The effects of sleep on productivity and the workforce

07 April 2016

We know that sleep is good for mental and physical health and well-being, but do we know quite how important sleep is, not just to employees, but also to the organisations that employ them?

According to sleep expert Professor Vicki Culpin sleep deprivation can impact on performance in the same way as alcohol and yet no employer would tolerate drinking on the job.

Here Vicki discusses the importance of good sleep and strategies for improving sleep with Anna Fletcher a Director in the Employment, Labour and Equalities team. It's a compelling account of the importance of sleep as an issue that employers may want to understand better to support the wellbeing of staff, reduce health and safety risks and improve business performance.

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