Lack Of Proper Sleep Affects Women's Productivity Harder Than Men

February 7, 2018

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Your college nights were full of them and even today you find yourself burning the midnight oil.  But that all-nighter can be harmful to your productivity and health, especially for women. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation hurts employee performance, which costs the U.S. economy $411 billion in lost productivity each year. Now a new study found that pulling an all-nighter to make a work deadline or prep for an exam messes with women’s brains even worse than men’s. People in the study ere each tasked with memorizing an 8-digit sequence the morning after a full night of sleep, and another 8-digit sequence the morning after they were up all night. And while the young men’s working memory remained the same whether or not they got enough shut-eye, the young women remembered fewer digits after their all-nighters. They were also unaware that their memory performance had taken a hit. So while you can gulp coffee or take cold showers to make yourself more alert in the short-term after an all-nighter, you’re actually better off finding time to catch 40 winks before you get to work.

SOURCE: Moneyish

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