Sleepability in the Workplace
Does insomnia really affect your organisation?
In 2017, researchers predicted that by 2020, sleeplessness would cost the UK economy £58bn. Two years prior to Covid, Mintel reported that the UK's sleeplessness was at epidemic levels, with at least 50% affected by insomnia and seeking natural alternatives for their sleep problems.

As the impact of Covid-19 unfolds, insomnia will be exacerbated, impacting your employee's health, wellbeing, performance and productivity. There is a direct link with serious physical and mental health problems, even fatalities.

Work with Sleepability now and help your People to sleep naturally.

The bottom line for organisations is - sleep really does matter.
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Register your organisation for the FREE Sleepability lunchtime webinar – 20 minutes + Q&A and help your employees sleep, naturally.  Because sleep matters

The effect of insomnia on your employees

Sleeplessness affects people on just about every level and may present in the workplace in many ways: stress, exhaustion, sickness, absenteeism, reduced performance and productivity, mood changes, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and reduced sociability… Lockdown may well have harboured the noticeable effects of insomnia but with the return to the office underway, the toll of insomnia may soon become apparent.

Employees may be unaware of the effect their sleep is having on them and their performance and, even if they do, they may feel uneasy talking to Managers about it. 

If employers had an awareness of how insomnia might be affecting their employees, it would enable them to manage people more effectively, increase productivity and improve performance and even retain good people. With a growing awareness of mental health conditions, perhaps a very empowering message to employees might be, ‘it’s okay not to be okay’.

An increased awareness of just how serious sleeplessness can be for employees and, in turn, your organisation, will help Managers recognise the signs of sleep deprivation and provide an opportunity to help their employees to sleep again, naturally. And that’s good news for your organisation.

Changing attitudes to sleep

While it is excellent that employers welcome and promote flexible working patterns, researchers report that within some organisations there exists an unhelpful attitude to sleep, for example, an environment where getting the job done to meet deadlines is more important than the actual hours worked, even if the work is done outside of contractual core hours. A culture change around sleep might be to actively discourage employees from working late and over weekends. Equally, sleep disruption from shift and night work patterns has a serious impact on employee health and wellbeing and it is important this group of people are properly supported and managed in terms of their welfare at work.

Sleepability can help organisations craft a more sleep-friendly environment. If this is something you would like to discuss, please contact me for more details.

What is different about Sleepability?

You may have come across Sleep Hygiene experts that recommend practical tips – behavioural and environmental changes – to help re-establish sleep patterns. Advice may also include useful psychological techniques (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and prescriptions using synthetic hormone treatment (i.e. Melatonin). While this approach will help set the scene for better sleep, research has revealed that this approach is sometimes ineffective on its own.

Sleepability works with people on a confidential 1:1 basis, creating a safe space for individuals to share their story, identifying any underlying causes (shock, trauma, bereavement, hormonal changes, chronic illness, pain) and helping them to sleep again naturally, using the unique Sleepability programmes. I use proven natural remedies to gently enable individuals to address their sleep problem, to bring a longer term solution to sleeplessness.

Working with Sleepability

Step 1

HR/People team join a free 20 minute discovery call plus Q&A to discuss how Sleepability can help your organisation.

Step 2

Invite your People to the Sleepability in the Workplace Webinar (20 minutes + Q&A). Employees learn about the effects of insomnia on their health and how the unique Sleepabilty Programmes can help to restore sleep, naturally.

Expert tips to help employees adopt new habits and learn to keep sleeping well.

Step 2A

Your organisation invites employees to join  Sleepability in the Workplace Workshops which outline some of the science behind sleep and the Sleepability approach to resolving sleep problems.

Expert tips to help employees adopt new habits and learn to keep sleeping well.

Employees will have the opportunity to purchase discounted Sleepability programmes.

Contact me for more details on my special launch promotion for Sleepability in the Workplace Workshops.

Valid until 30 October 2020.

Step 3

Employees engage in the Sleepability Programmes which are self-funded.

Expert case taking, stress management, nutrition and lifestyle tips to keep sleeping well.

Result: in 1-3 months employees sleeping better, improved health and wellbeing, are less stressed equates to improved engagement, productivity and reduced sickness and absenteeism.

Mintel – https://www.mintel.com/press-centre/social-and-lifestyle/the-wide-awake-club-half-of-brits-struggle-to-sleep

Harvard Mental Health Letter, 2019: ‘Sleep deprivation can harm your mental health’ – https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Sleep-and-mental-health1  Harvard Mental Health Letter, 

Covid affects on sleep – https://sleepcouncil.org.uk/survey-reveals-covid-19-having-severe-impact-on-sleep/

Walker, Matthew, 2018: ‘Why We Sleep’ – Penguin Random House (ISBN: 978-0-141-98376-9)

Hafner et al, 2017: ‘Why Sleep Matters – the economic costs of insufficient sleep: a cross-country comparative analysis’ –  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28983434/

Barnes & Watson, 2019: ‘Why healthy sleep is good for business’ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31450119/

Irish et al, 2015: ‘The role of sleep hygiene in promoting public health: a review of empirical evidence’ – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25454674/

Legg, T, 2018: ‘How to tell if stress is affecting your sleep’ – https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322994

The Sleep Foundation 2020: ‘Stress and Insomnia’ – https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/stress-and-insomnia

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Yin et al, 2017, “Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture treatment on primary insomnia” – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28899535/

Naude et al, 2010: “Chronic primary insomnia: efficacy of homeopathic simillimum” – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20129178/

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