The 1 time HR belongs in the bedroom

Employers need to educate workers on sleep
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/23/2017

This column starts with a mighty yawn. We’re binge-watching Homeland on Netflix (I know, late to the party — but it’s so good), and we snuck in one more episode than we probably should have given it was a school night and all.

Nor does it help that my brain seems to kick into high gear as soon as it hits the pillow — why sleep when you can solve the world’s problems, muse about the minutia of summer vacation or stress about that one thing (or was that 10 things) you just remembered you forgot to do before you left the office.

To add insult to injury, the Toronto area got walloped with a winter storm this morning that turned my leisurely 45-minute drive into an hour-and-a-half, white-knuckle odyssey. So, the six-odd hours of sleep I got seems woefully inadequate this morning — but I’m in good company.