Margaret Thatcher may famously have been able to make do with five hours a night, but for many people that little amount of sleep can--even in the short term--have serious and damaging side-effects. Major disasters have occurred as a result of poor sleep (from the destruction of the Challenger space shuttle to nuclear meltdowns such as Chernobyl and Three Mile Island), but more prevalent effects can include health disorders, the rise of depression, and poor memory retention. For businesses and their employees, the impact can be extremely detrimental--from the negative impact on decision-making and communication skills, to way in which the lack of sleep can stifle creativity and innovation. The Business of Sleep provides practical ways of mitigating against or reducing the impact of compromised sleep in organizational environments. Drawing on both seminal and cutting-edge research, alongside interviews with notable CEOs and business influencers, The Business of Sleep explains to readers, in an accessible and conversational way, what the research tells us about how sleep works and the impact that lack of sleep can have on your work and career.
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