The amount—and the quality—of sleep a person gets each night is inextricably linked to their overall well-being.
Proper sleep health is essential for the body to rest and repair itself, helping to regulate hormones and brain chemicals that are important for alertness and concentration. People who sleep fewer hours than their body needs may experience fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty making decisions—all of which can affect their work performance.
That’s why employers need to ensure their workforces are educated about and able to receive a sufficient amount of sleep. Beyond fostering employee health and well-being, promoting sleep and encouraging adequate rest can boost business outcomes by:
- Enhancing productivity
- Optimizing revenue
- Building employee, team, and organizational morale
But how can employers support healthy sleep habits, and what does healthy sleep even look like for most working adults?