Can an Employee’s Sleep Habits Have an Impact on a Business’s Bottom Line?

Can an Employee’s Sleep Habits Have an Impact on a Business’s Bottom Line?

May 5, 2021 Blog Cognitive Behavior Health Psychotherapy Smith Psychotherapy Associates 0
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Business owners constantly look for ways to improve their bottom line. Whether it’s changing up marketing strategies, creating new positions within your organization, or anything in between, there are plenty of ways you can boost business. One thing business owners don’t often consider is helping their current employees be more productive. 

Sleep is a major factor in workplace productivity and it’s possible your employees aren’t getting enough sleep to perform at the levels you want them to. Setting them up with a telehealth counselor can be beneficial and here are some other considerations to help your employees improve their sleep habits, which can, in turn, boost your bottom line.

Sleep Disorders Can Impact Workplace Productivity

Many psychotherapists agree that people with sleep disorders are less productive at work. When they are constantly fatigued, they won’t focus as well as they could and it might even lead to them becoming ill. Employers can’t make their employees go to sleep at a certain time, but they can connect them with therapist services to help them identify potential issues and solutions.

How Flexible Work Arrangements Can Lead To Better Sleep

Another way an employer can help employees sleep better is to offer more flexible work arrangements. Life can turn in different directions instantly, which can sometimes lead to not getting enough sleep on any given day. Flexible work arrangements can mean allowing employees to show up to work during a specified time frame rather than an exact hour. The ability to take a longer lunch break at a flexible hour can even help employees take a power nap to help improve their focus for the remainder of the day.

What Else Can Employers Do To Help Their Employees Sleep Better?

Even with all the technology available to track a person’s sleep, there might not be anything better an employer can do than to connect employees with a telehealth counselor. Sleep trackers only identify problems but don’t come up with solutions. A telehealth counselor can talk to employees about their sleep habits, work-life balance, and many other factors to get to the bottom of why they aren’t getting enough sleep. Then they can offer solutions to try to improve it.

The team of psychotherapists at Smith Psychotherapy Solutions is here to help improve your employees’ sleep so they can boost your bottom line. To learn more about how we can work with you, contact us at any time.