Friday, September 15, 2017

Lack of Sufficient Sleep Has an Impact on Work and Performance

Lack of Sufficient Sleep Has an Impact on Work and Performance
The information age has brought high levels of connectivity which has
influenced the already popular work culture. Today, most people are
spending most of the time working and interacting with mobile devices. This
has led to a population that isn’t getting enough sleep, while performance
expectations remain high.
Although it’s important to work hard, the habit of getting insufficient sleep is
a threat to your performance. According to this post by Zach Davis, ‘some
people believe that sleep is essential for their productivity and therefore set
adequate time for sleeping.’  Here are some of the ways lack of sleep
affects your overall performance at work.



Effects of sleep on your mind
Getting quality and sufficient sleep is important for ensuring that you have
good concentration, attention, reflexes, judgment and sound decision
making according to www.gov.uk. If you form the habit of ensuring you’ve
had a good sleep each night, you’ll find it easy to remain alert and sustain
sharp concentration all day long. On the other hand, poor sleep patterns
will lead to poor performance at work. In addition, you will also struggle to
concentrate and sustain creativity even on most areas of your life.

The chronic tiredness caused by sleep is a threat to social and
psychological well-being
Sleep deprivation has a way of negatively influencing the feeling and
overall mood. In an organization, the effects of poor sleep can make you
irritable and pose substantial challenges in dealing with workmates and
customers. Because success in the corporate world largely depends on
team work and efficient communication, you’ll find it difficult to cope if you
have chronic side effects of poor sleeping habits.
An astonishing number of participants in the Hult’s sleep research proved
that interpersonal skills are diminished when tired. In fact, 84% of all
participants confessed that they felt constantly irritable whenever they
didn’t have enough sleep. A significant number was reported to harbor
strong feelings of frustration, high stress levels as well as anxiety.

Sleep deprivation can lead to disastrous outcomes
Sleep deprivation has a tendency of taking a toll on basic abilities like
judgment, cognition and reaction time. If you work in fields where attention
and concentration is the primary code, the repercussions can be far
reaching. Imagine a surgeon who’s operating on a patient but he’s
struggling to stay awake because he’s supposed to pay attention to the
tiniest detail.
According this research by Merrill M. Mitler and five others, history is rich
with proof where lack of sleep has led to expensive disasters. For instance,
the nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island and the Challenger space
shuttle accident are attributed to sleepy workers. To improve performance
and safety at the workplace, sufficient sleep is important.

Conclusion
Just as water and healthy food is critical to proper functioning of the body,
sufficient sleep is important if you are to retain your edge at work. Because
lack of enough sleep has a direct impact on the brain cortex responsible for
creativity and innovation, the effects can be detrimental to any corporation.
Instead of trying a temporary fix by drinking some caffeine, it’s better to
create more time for a nap. This wills not only keep your creative juices
flowing, but it will also safeguard your health. Besides, who wants to have
bad relations with work mates?

disclosure~ This is a guest post.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks




 All throughout September you can earn big bonuses at Swagbucks, a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 10/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned many great prizes from amazon gift cards, walmart gift cards and visa reward cards!!

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$200,000,000 Swago PLUS Spin & Win (US)



 The digital rewards site Swagbucks is nearing $200,000,000 in cash and gift cards given back to it members. Since 2008, they've rewarded members for things we all do online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, answering surveys, and searching the web.

$200,000,000 is a huge number, and to celebrate they're holding a "Swago" promotion starting Monday, September 11th at 9am PDT!

Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it. Here are a few tips:

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
     
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
     
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Tuesday, September 19th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
     
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will not be available to use until 9AM PT/12PM ET on Tuesday, September 19th and will end at 9AM PT/12PM ET on Thursday, September 21st.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card in their Rewards Store to the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!


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