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23 Feb 2023

The Importance of Healthy Sleep Habits in the Workplace

Mental health awareness is becoming increasingly important in today’s workplace, and one of the key factors to consider is the relationship between good sleep and performance. Without proper rest and sleep, employees may experience a decrease in productivity and a decline in morale. Moreover, not having enough work-life balance can lead to high attrition rates among employees. Here’s what you need to know about how healthy sleep habits can benefit your workplace.

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Performance

Sleep deprivation can have serious implications for an employee’s performance at work. It has been shown to cause cognitive deficits such as reduced concentration, difficulty making decisions, slower reaction times, and impaired judgment—all of which can have a negative impact on an employee’s job performance.

Getting enough sleep will not only help you stay focused, alert, and energized throughout the day, but it can also improve your problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Studies have also found that sleep can help improve your memory, creativity, and productivity. Poor sleep, on the other hand, can lead to decreased productivity, difficulty concentrating, and a lack of energy. Furthermore, chronic sleep deprivation can lead to long-term health problems such as the increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke, depression, and anxiety.

Healthy Sleep Habits for Improved Performance

Encouraging healthy sleeping habits among employees can help improve their performance at work. Here are some tips that employers can use to promote healthy sleeping habits among employees:

  • Encourage employees to keep regular schedules by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day;
  • Make sure that workspaces are well-lit during daylight hours;
  • Limit exposure to bright screens (such as computers or phones) before bedtime (a.k.a try not to email your employees outside of work hours);
  • Provide access to natural light during the day;
  • Encourage taking regular breaks throughout the day; and
  • Provide access to mental health resources if needed.


Having healthy sleep habits is essential for optimal performance in the workplace. Sleep deprivation can lead to decreased productivity and increased risk of long-term health issues such as heart disease or depression – so it’s important for employers to encourage their employees to prioritize getting enough rest. By providing access to mental health resources and encouraging healthy sleeping habits, employers will be able to ensure that their workers are performing at their best. With the right guidance from employers, individuals will be better equipped with the tools they need for improved physical and mental well-being.

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Sahil Bajaj

Co-founder Team Builders India

Sahil Bajaj is India’s best Corporate Presenter, having over 11 years of experience in the industry. He was awarded the Best Corporate Presenter & Trainer by EEMA Spotlight Award 2017. Having an extensive Television and Radio background, he heads the Business Development Unit at TBI.

Sahil Bajaj adds dynamism and flavor to team building at Team Builders India. He started really young at the age of 17 as an emcee, quickly moved up the ladder as a corporate presenter and eventually landed into Team Building and found his passion for people engagement.

He and Utsav have the power to electrify larger groups. And that is how they decided to Co-found Team Builders India.

Apart from being the lead gap-finder at Team Builders India, Sahil is also the acting COO and manages execution for all the programs.


Utsav Shukla

Dynamic Public Speaker

A dynamic public speaker & Orator. Certified Trainer. He is an Asian Debating Champion, Adjudged World’s 3rd Best Debater against Harvard, Standford and Yale University & one of the only 10 Master Trainers in India. His experience has been diverse with multiple industries like Manufacturing, FMCG, Finance, etc.

A voracious, dynamic public speaker & Orator who started training delivery at a young age of 21 with IIM Ranchi, Utsav has carved a niche for himself in the experiential learning space. He has delivered workshops for associate level workers of Maruti to the top Management of MARS Chocolates to DRDO Scientists. His experience has been diverse with multiple industries like Manufacturing, Consulting, FMCG, IT etc. Following are the top programs he delivered in the last 6 Months:

  • Covered 1800 People for Team Effectiveness Intervention for American Express, India
  • Cultural Integration Program for Budweiser Value Integration Program for Greenlam Industries
  • Sales Intervention on the theme Believe for MARS India
  • Leadership Development Program for SAP in Singapore & Malaysia
  • Workshop on “Outrageous Targets” for National Sales Team of Viacom TV 18
  • Self Effectiveness workshop for Scientists of DRDO

Utsav currently is the lead Gap Finder at Team Builders managing Projects and end to end solutions from Training Need Analysis to creating customized training solutions and managing execution of the solutions across locations.


Asif Basra

Method Actor & Theatre Session Specialist

Known for over two decades for his numerous theatre and cinema performances. Asif Basra works with clients on a one-on-one format or in small groups, inducing participants to focus their energy on the task at hand – just as adept actors are trained to do.

Theatre techniques are used to help participants to tap into their different roles and emotions. They are encouraged, through spontaneous movement, to sync their body and mind in full synergy, so as to break down their everyday conditioning and knee-jerk habituation.