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Employee insomnia results in 11.3 days of lost productivity per year, according to Harvard research. Here's how to help employees eliminate some of the stress that causes them so many sleepless nights—and protect your organization’s productivity.

•  Stop emailing them after hours. According to researchers at the Uni­­­­­­­­­­­­ver­­sity of Florida, Michigan State Uni­­ver­­sity and University of Wash­­ing­­ton, employees who monitor their phones for work reasons after 9 p.m. are more tired and less en­­­gaged at work the next day. Wor­­ries over workload and other problems keep them up at night. Unless an emergency comes up, don’t send emails after 6 p.m. You can draft the messages but wait until the next morning to send them.

•  Be respectful, fair and reasonable. A study conducted by the University of Washington found a direct correlation between insomnia and abusive bosses. Treat employees right and they will have less to worry about.

— Adapted from “The Average Worker Loses 11 Days of Productivity Each Year Due to Insomnia, and Companies Are Taking Notice,” Jena McGregor, www.washingtonpost.com.

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miriam September 30, 2015 at 8:34 am

Of course I had experience. From when I sleep on a LiveLongerPillow, an organic pillow from Italian Alps, my mind, my decisiones and my business really go better. Sleeping at night really changed my business life and my relation with my husband.

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