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    Losing just 16 minutes of sleep can result in a bad day at work!

    Losing just 16 minutes of sleep can result in a bad day at work!

    Losing just 16 minutes of sleep can result in a bad day at work!
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    We’ve all been tempted to stay up for those ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes, but a win over spoilers could come at the cost of a day at work. Yes, you heard that right! Compromising on your sleep could play havoc with your productivity and stress levels at work.

    We’ve all been tempted to stay up for those ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes, but a win over spoilers could come at the cost of a day at work. Yes, you heard that right! Compromising on your sleep could play havoc with your productivity and stress levels at work.
    A study by the University of South Florida (USF) shows that losing even 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions.
    The study, published in Sleep Health, a journal of the National Sleep Foundation, noted that workers are more likely to have poor judgments and fall "off-task" due to a slight dip in their sleep.
    Soomi Lee, assistant professor at the School of Aging Studies and her colleagues surveyed 130 healthy employees working in Information Technology companies, tracking their sleep and their performance at work.
    The participants reported that when they slept just 16 minutes less compared to the usual routine, their focus, judgement and ability to process information were impacted.
    "These cyclical associations reflect that employees' sleep is vulnerable to daily cognitive stress and also a contributor to cognitively stressful experiences," said Lee in a statement.
    "Findings from this study provide empirical evidence for why workplaces need to make more efforts to promote their employees' sleep. Good sleepers may be better performers at work due to greater ability to stay focused an on-task with fewer errors and interpersonal conflicts," she added.
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