Thank you for Subscribing to CIO Applications Weekly Brief
The 5 Consequences Of Sleep Deprivation For Contractors
Sleep deprivation is a cultural issue that extends across all countries, economic statuses, industries, and seniority levels, with over two-thirds (63 percent) of Americans stating that their sleep demands aren't met during the week.
Fremont, CA: Sleep deprivation is a problem that is generally overlooked, even though it is frequently the cause of lower productivity, accidents, mishaps, and errors that cost businesses billions of dollars each year.
The following are 5 risks of having a sleep-deprived workforce:
1. There has Been a Reduction in Communication: Workers become terrible communicators when they are weary. In one study, researchers found that people who don't get enough sleep:
- Reduce the volume of their voices.
- Over no apparent reason, pause for significant periods.
- Poorly enunciate or stammer instructions inaudibly
- Mispronounce, slur, or combine words
- They must repeat themselves or lose their spot in the group.
2. A Decline in Performance: Increased compensatory efforts on activities, decreased alertness, and shorter response time is common signs of poor performance. Any sleep-deprived person's average functional level is comparable to the 9th percentile of non-sleep-deprived people.
3. There is a Greater Chance of Becoming Distracted: Sleep-deprived individuals have been demonstrated to have difficulty focusing on key cues, establishing and updating strategies, keeping track of events, retaining an interest in outcomes, and attending to non-essential tasks.
4. Impaired Driving Ability: The trucking industry is fully aware of the driving impairments connected with sleep deprivation due to federal restrictions; nevertheless, plant managers are unaware of how sleep-deprived workers may be operating machines in a risky manner (e.g., forklifts or dump trucks).
5. The Amount of Errors has Increased: The cognitive consequences of sleep deprivation rise in lockstep with the amount of time a worker spends on a specific task, resulting in a higher number of errors. These errors encompass both commission (doing something that causes harm) and omission (not doing something that is required), which can cause havoc at any workplace.
See Also : CRO Companies