For rested workers, let them pick their hours

Source: Victoria Indivero-Penn State, Futurity, January 27, 2015

Letting people decide where and when they’ll clock their working hours may help cut sleep deficiency….

About 30 percent of US adults reported not regularly getting a sufficient amount of sleep, a 2012 Centers for Disease Control survey found. Sleep deficiency has been linked to increased risk of automobile crashes, chronic disease, and early mortality.

Improving adequate sleep within the population is a goal of Healthy People 2020, a federal initiative that sets national objectives and monitors progress concerning the health of the nation.

Buxton and colleagues looked to see if a workplace intervention, designed to increase family-supportive supervision and give employees more control over their work time, improved sleep quantity and quality. They report their results online in the journal Sleep Health…..
Related:
A workplace intervention improves sleep: results from the randomized controlled Work, Family, and Health Study
Source: Ryan Olson, Tori L. Crain, Todd E. Bodner, Rosalind King, Leslie B. Hammer, Laura Cousino Klein, Leslie Erickson, Phyllis Moen, Lisa F. Berkman, Orfeu M. Buxton, Sleep Health, Article in Press, Published Online: January 14, 2015
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