"Sleeping on the job has long been frowned upon, but office napping may finally be climbing out from under the desk." So ran the headline in a recent Chicago Tribune story. The number of employers who encourage sleep-deprived employees to take a short nap during the workday is on the rise, and th...
When was the last time someone at work complained about getting "too much sleep?" We know the answer to that one: never. Over the past decade Fast Company has posted thousands of articles on every topic about productivity. The one issue that comes up more than any other is sleep. In fact, it lie...
 As we approach the shortest and darkest days of the year, it's natural to feel more sleepy than usual. But let's admit a bigger problem here: Americans are severely sleep-deprived, no matter the time of year. Whether we're pulling extra hours at work or staying up all night fretting about fina...
It doesn’t take a Harvard Medical School medical study to tell us that poor sleep effects work performance – and just about every other part of our lives. But back in 2011, those Harvard researchers put some cold hard numbers on the problem, and showed when projected onto the entire U.S. workfor...
A lack of sleep doesn't just kill your energy level -- it also impacts productivity at the office, and can lead to workplace injuries and even fatalities. In a recent study titled "Asleep on the Job: The Causes and Consequences of Employees’ Disrupted Sleep and How Employers Can Help," Virgin ...