Sleep Deprivation Corrodes Your Cognitive Work Performance


Researchers have found that sleep deprivation results in the following declines in key cognitive processes:

  • Decreased ability to respond quickly.
  • Diminished decision-making capacity.
  • Lowered ability to think divergently (creatively).
  • Lessened working memory (short term memory).

Reflect for a moment about whether high performance at work for you requires cognitive responsiveness, superior decision making, creative thinking, and optimal short-term memory. If not, then stop reading this post. If so, then begin to PRIORITIZE sleep as a performance enhancement tool