Why a lack of sleep is costing employers £1,035 per employee per year
Did you know…
4 in 10 people regularly get insufficient sleep
1 in 5 sleep poorly most nights
70 million sick days are lost in the UK to mental health issues
In this webinar we will be learning how sleep can affect your mental health and by extension impact your work and business. With recent events and the stress, uncertainty and anxiety it has caused, there is no doubt that many of us will have suffered a few sleepless nights.
We were delighted to be joined by Aliyah Rehman of the Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit within the University of Strathclyde as our guest speaker.
Aliyah reflected on the academic research in relation to how sleep can affect your and your team’s mental health, productivity and effectiveness. With 1 in 3 days absence attributed to stress and anxiety and the avg. annual cost to an employer of £1035 per team member, it’s a serious issue that is likely to be heightened in the current circumstances.
Although there is perhaps a greater awareness and understanding of mental health today than there was a few decades ago, it can still be a taboo subject and no employer is immune from the effects. Aliyah will also be sharing their tips to a great night’s sleep and the positive mental and physical benefits it has.
We also discuss what employers can do in the current climate to help their employees (and indeed themselves) to get a good night’s sleep and preserve their physical and mental health, as well as maintaining a good level of productivity.
With guidance changing so frequently, we are doing our best to keep you up to date. The information provided in the recording above is our understanding at this point in time (18th August 2020), however, as more and different advice becomes available this position may change, and we will update accordingly. This is an evolving and unfolding situation, and we take the view that various measures may need to be applied for different sets of circumstances at an appropriate time. We as a team are available to discuss with you what measures are available to you.