Whether you work the classic 9 to 5, Monday to Friday or not, it’s important to try to always arrive at work feeling our very best in something which is usually described as work fatigue.

Regardless of outside concerns, once we begin a shift, our primary concerns should be to complete our job to the best of our ability.

To do so, we need to be feeling as sharp and as switched on as possible. However, this is certainly easier said than done.

A classic example of this is, of course, the Monday morning. There is something especially hard about getting up and ready for work the first day after a weekend. While you’d imagine this was basically down to us lamenting the fact our freedom has ended for another 5 days, there’s actually some science to it.

Just take a look at this post on Mentalfloss which discusses contributing factors such as sleeping patterns and short-term changes in our diet.

Tiredness is something that doesn’t just roll over from weekends but can crop up at any point during the working week.

In recent years, a great deal of research has shown just how many of us struggle to regularly get a good night’s sleep. This is best shown in the way in which work productivity has been affected.

Just take a look at this story from CBS News from 2016 which revealed that American businesses are losing as much as $411 billion each year because their employees have work fatigue and are ultimately proving less productive.

The article says that around 1.2 million working days are lost to this each year, certainly an eye-watering statistic to any employer.

So, if you are an employee who is concerned that perhaps you do slightly less than expected at work because of feeling tired, what can you do to tackle it?

Well, a new infographic from sleepypeople.com might be the perfect antidote for any slightly lethargic worker.

It’s called ‘An Employee’s Guide To Combatting Tiredness At Work’ and you can take a look at it below.

It covers a wide range of things which anyone can try out, from slight changes in diet to upping your daily exercise.

For example, One of the most simple and yet regularly underserved points suggests drinking enough water each day.

Dehydration can actually make you feel tired. So, even if you don’t feel a desperate thirst coming on, or feel the need to cool down, you should still aim to drink 6-8 glasses each day.

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