The importance of sleep
Among the main "victims" of the "always on" lifestyle, sleep
should certainly be indicated, which is sometimes given up without, however, considering the importance that this has for both well-being and productivity
. Learning and concentration skills are in fact deeply conditioned by the quality of rest, as well as levels of creativity, propensity to involvement and perception of personal satisfaction.
Lack of sleep, on the other hand, is linked to emotional instability and, in cases of severe deprivation and prolonged over time, to physical problems such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
For this reason, the importance of creating a sleep-first, then work culture is being pointed out from many quarters, which can be facilitated by work environments that are very exposed to natural light and by the predisposition of environments designed for rest, such as the so-called "nap rooms", but also by the limitation of the possibility of receiving work e-mails during non-working hours, as previously mentioned, and the reduction of access to coffee to morning hours only.
Finally, one aspect that is being discussed extensively in the context of corporate wellness is that of mental health and well-being
. Encouraging people to take care of this dimension of their health, just as they take care of their physical health, is the goal of a constantly increasing number of programs aimed at releasing the mental health of the stigma of which they are still victims.
Inviting people to speak openly about their perceptions and feelings in the workplace, giving them the security of being in a safe environment, providing information on mental health issues, proposing learning opportunities are just some of the actions that can be taken by companies to ensure that the people who work there do not neglect this determining factor.