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Tired CEOs are moody and distracted: Why business leaders need more sleep

Tired CEOs are moody and distracted: Why business leaders need more sleep
CNN Business
By Jeanne Sahadi
Published: January 17, 2019
>> Tired CEOs are moody and distracted: Why business leaders need more sleep

 Many company leaders would tell you they don't get enough sleep.

But most managers or CEOs wouldn't admit they're coming to work a little drunk, distracted, less creative and more likely to be abusive to their teams.

 

Yet those are the effects that regularly getting less than 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night can have.

An oft-cited study found that a person who is awake for 19 or 20 hours (i.e., someone who sleeps 4 to 5 hours a night) performs tasks like someone who is legally drunk.

Another study found if you sleep 6 hours a night for 10 days, you will be as impaired in performance by day 11 as someone who pulled an all-nighter.

 

Please click for the related AOM Insights piece: A Boss’s Bad Night’ss Sleep Can Hurt the Bottom Line

 

For the full article at CNN Business: Tired CEOs are moody and distracted

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