Many workers don’t get enough sleep

March 10, 2016




This weekend marks our return to Daylight Saving Time. That means Sunday we’ll be getting an hour less of sleep.

Many of us can’t afford to lose out on any more sleep. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, over half of workers — 58 percent — feel they don’t get enough sleep, and 61 percent say lack of sleep has a negative impact on their work.

It may be a vicious circle — 44 percent of workers say thinking about work keeps them up at night.

More than 3,200 workers across industries in the private sector participated in the nationwide survey, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from Nov. 4 and Dec. 1, 2015.

Here are some ways workers said lack of sleep or feeling sleepy affects them at work:

  • It makes the day go by slower: 30 percent
  • It makes me less motivated: 27 percent
  • It makes me less productive: 24 percent
  • It affects my memory: 17 percent
  • It makes me crabby with co-workers: 13 percent
  • It takes me longer to complete tasks: 13 percent
  • It makes me make mistakes: 13 percent

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