A recent article on the Advisory Board cites research from the University of California-San Diego concluding that — for the sleep-deprived — adding an hour to the average amount of sleep per night increased wages by 16%.
Lack of sleep diminishes the capacity of cognitive strengths in high demand by employers, including:
- Creative thinking
- Adapting to change
- Attention to detail
- Ability to multitask
With the recommended eight hours of sleep every night, we improve in areas employers value most - and are willing to pay for.