Ever wondered what impact sleep deficiency is having on your organisation? Australian researches have estimated that decreased productivity due to sleep deprivation has cost the economy more than AU$17 Bn. This includes the costs associated with lowered employment, work absenteeism, early death, and impaired cognition while at work. People who are sleep deficient are less productive – they take longer to finish tasks, have a slower reaction time, and make more mistakes. And the economic cost is just the start. Sleep deprivation has reached epidemic proportions globally:

  • 35% of people sleep less than 6 hours a night… while most people need between 7 to 9 hours.
  • 48% of people have trouble falling or staying asleep at least 1 night a week

Clearly, we’re not getting the sleep that we need. Sleep plays a vital role in our good health and well-being. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. Sleep helps your brain work properly. While you’re sleeping, your brain is preparing for the next day. It’s forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information. A good night’s sleep also enhances your problem-solving skills, helps you pay attention, make decisions, calibrate emotions and be creative, so there are plenty of good reasons to get a full night’s sleep.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your sleep habits. In this course, you’ll learn the importance of sleep on your wellbeing, and strategies you can use immediately to improve the quality and quantity of sleep you get each night. Course content includes:

  • The importance of sleep on wellbeing and resilience
  • The physical and cognitive impact of poor sleep
  • What makes you sleep
  • What happens when we sleep and why it matters
  • The Sleep Cycle
  • How much sleep is enough?
  • Factors that impact on sleep quality
  • Strategies for getting enough sleep

Still haven’t found the right solution? Got a special request? Tell us what you need and we’ll design a workshop to meet your specific requirements. Talk to MEDirect today!