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

February 7, 2018

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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