A Human Resources report examines the research that shows the positive impact of more sleep on job performance and earnings.
There are only so many hours in the week. With more and more employees balancing long hours at work with an active family and social life, getting enough sleep can easily become an afterthought. Yet getting more shut-eye increases job performance and overall health, and can even land you a bigger salary, research finds.
Over 10 years ago, a study demonstrated that a one-hour increase in a group of worker’s mean weekly sleep raised wages by roughly half as much as a one-year increase in education for the whole group. Last year, a US study found that a one-hour increase in average weekly sleep increased wages by 1.5% in the short run and by 4.9% in the long run.