The UK loses 200,000 working days a year due to lack of sleep causing absenteeism. According to Professor Vicki Culpin (clinical psychologist, expert in sleep and professor of organisational behaviour at Ashridge Executive Education, part of Hult International Business School), “Getting the right amount of sleep every night can reduce mortality, improve organisational effectiveness and save the UK economy between £36.7bn and £50bn (1.36%-1.86% of GDP) every year”.
Let’s Get Healthy design and deliver health and wellbeing campaigns to inform employees about the importance of sleep, how to improve energy levels and help employees rest and recover.
We are delighted to be working with Jason Eden and his team at SAFR (Sleep and Fatigue Reseach), we spent the day with him last week delving into the world of sleep.
Watch this space for more sleep related news.
If you or a colleague are struggling with sleep try the following:
1. Treat going to sleep like any other health routine and stick to a sleep schedule, consistency is key
2. Check the temperature of your room and keep it cool, around 16-18°C (60-65°F) for a good nights sleep
3. Reduce the unnatural light in your room, stay away from phones and laptops prior to going to sleep
4. Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon, its stays in your blood stream for up to 6 hours
If you would like your employees to be made more aware on the importance of sleep, contact us on 01924 666295, we would love to hear from you.