Sleep and the Immune System: The Impact on Absenteeism/Presenteeism
Researchers and Sleep Medicine experts agree that adequate, restorative sleep is vital for the health and wellness of your workers. Numerous studies have attributed sleep with having a focused and attentive mind; however, current research also confirms that sleep is essential for preventing illnesses and absenteeism.
Studies have shown that the body’s immune system, responsible for fighting off viruses, is directly affected by the amount and quality of sleep a person gets nightly. Research findings suggest that employees might be able to circumvent colds, and ultimately missed days of work, by getting high-quality sleep.