10 Ways Better Sleep Will Increase Your Productivity at Work

When you’re well-rested, your physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. Getting better sleep also leads to improved concentration, better decision-making, high energy levels, and much more. If you’re struggling to focus at work, feel “on top of things,” and generally do your best on the job, sleep might be the turning point for you. Here’s what you need to know about how sleep can help increase your productivity at work.

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1. Your focus improves

Getting quality sleep improves focus as well as your ability to absorb information because the basic processes of memory and learning aren’t stressed. When you’ve had enough sleep, you’re able to concentrate better on the task (or tasks) at hand. Even if your coworker interrupts your workflow with chatter, or a steady stream of incoming emails disrupts your focus, you’re able to recover quickly if you’re rested. Plus, you’ll be able to more quickly process that new project your manager just assigned to you.

2. Your memory gets a boost

While you sleep, your brain is still on the job. In fact, sleep is vital to many of your brain’s functions, including processing memories. During slow-wave sleep, or SWS, your brain retains information you processed while awake and consolidates them into memories. Then, in rapid-eye-movement sleep, or REM, your brain stabilizes those memories, eventually turning them into long-term memories. Without proper sleep, your memory can suffer. Whether it’s remembering a new coworker’s name or the deadline on that important assignment, you need your memory to be your best on the job.

3. You make better decisions

Another brain function enhanced by good sleep? Decision-making. No matter what your job entails, you most likely have to make some decisions every day. A night of good sleep keeps your brain sharp: you’re able to accurately assess situations and make good decisions. If you don’t get enough sleep or quality sleep, the overworked neurons in your brain won’t perform at their best, which can affect your judgment. 

4. You have better accuracy

Better sleep, better accuracy. The centers of the brain that control speed and accuracy are more active when you get good sleep. You make fewer mistakes in the long run, meaning you might just perform better at your job. 

5. Your mind feels more present 

Imagine a time where you didn’t get enough sleep and went to work the next day. Did you feel groggy? Tired? Not really there, or like you were just going through the motions? Good sleep can improve your mindfulness, making you feel present and ready to handle whatever you’re doing.

6. Your emotions are in check

Brain function and skills aside, better sleep can also improve your mental health. It’s not completely clear why, but good sleep encourages mental and emotional resilience, which is essential for doing well at work. Think of it another way: sleep deprivation can trigger negative thoughts and erratic mood swings. Sleep problems can even increase a person’s risk for developing certain mental illnesses, and vice versa. Imagine being able to handle that annoying coworker or shortened deadline with much less stress!

7. You feel energized

When you get quality sleep, you wake up energized rather than tired. We all know this, right? That’s because your body resets physical functions like temperature regulation, immune system, hormone levels, and appetite while you sleep. This aligns your internal clock (or circadian rhythm), making your body feel “in sync” and ready to get started when you wake. This alignment is what gives us higher energy levels during the day.

8. You avoid accidents

When you’re sleep-deprived, you might be drowsy and unfocused during the day. Sleep deprivation also impacts your balance and coordination. That lack of attention and impact on your senses can lead to falls or other physical accidents — or spilling your coffee on your keyboard. Again.

9. Your risk for health problems decreases

Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are some common conditions that can stem from sleep deprivation. Without good sleep, your body has trouble regulating insulin, which can lead to higher blood sugar levels and an increased risk for diabetes. Lack of sleep can also increase blood pressure and inflammation, both of which can lead to heart disease.

10. Your physical wellbeing benefits

Getting enough sleep can help you get sick less often, keep your weight at healthy levels, and improve your motor coordination and physical performance. You’ll feel physically better at work, making it easier to perform at your job, and you won’t have to worry about constantly playing catch-up from taking time off.

Increase your productivity at work with RestoreZ

Now that you know what quality sleep can do for you and your career, it’s time to start getting more of it. Unfortunately, though, not all of us get the quality sleep we need to effectively increase productivity at work. If you struggle with sleep issues that affect work performance, RestoreZ can help. RestoreZ is a line of natural sleep aids that helps realign your circadian rhythm to put your body back on track — and help it feel energized. When circadian balance is restored, your brain, body, and work all benefit. 

If you’re ready to reap the benefits of better sleep, choose a RestoreZ product that will help you best. Our natural sleep aids are designed with different sleep challenges in mind and are not like traditional sleep aids that make you groggy, affect your mental clarity, or impact your physical coordination. These sleep aids simply align your body’s internal clock so that you get restorative sleep when you need it. 

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