An average adult generally needs 7 hours of sound night’s sleep to function. But, In the case of office workers, more than 40 percent of workers claim that they only get 6.5 hours to sleep. This scenario is even worse for remote workers as they say that their sleep cycle is always interrupted and they fail to sleep peacefully at night.
In 2020, the whole world is working remotely due to the pandemic. People have been depressed due to the change in their work style and sleep cycle. According to researchers, people who work on-site/ offices tend to sleep better at night than people who work online.
There are plenty of reasons for this. Few of them are:
Hard to get work out of mind
When people generally leave their office after work, they feel a certain level of relaxation that helps them be stress-free and get the required amount of sleep, that’s sadly not the case with remote workers, the mind of a remote worker cannot differentiate between work life and personal life. It tends to think about work all day because apparently for his mind he’s always at his workplace. This not only causes mental problems but also disturbs sleep.
When a remote worker works on his king foam mattress and falls asleep on that same mattress his mind fails to find the peace associated with leaving the workplace. He constantly thinks about work.
Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours can a great thing, but too much freedom is never good. When a person works remotely or works from home, he tends to get relaxed and lazy at times and avoid deadlines. This can put extra pressure on his brain and he is gets worried once the deadline is close. He sometimes tends to stay awake for prolonged hours submit work and that destroys his sleep cycle which ends up with a messed up routine.
Working from home can be more stressful than it seems. It sounds like a great idea that you’ll feel relaxed and can work whenever you want. This usually puts a lot more pressure on a person’s mind than an office job. Issues like bad internet connection, online connectivity, getting all the team on board together can be a stressful job. All this stress of deadlines, productivity, and rush can make one’s mind miss peace and relaxation.
Reduced energy and feeling of loneliness
Meeting your work-buddies every day has proved to enhance worker’s energy and induce a feeling of rush and effectiveness. Interacting with people makes your mind feel fresh and makes you feel more energetic and productive. When you work remotely, you tend to feel lonely and depressed because there’s no one to talk to. The stress of deadlines makes you feel a lot lower than one feels at the office environment
Too much loneliness can cause bad effects on your health and can make you lose peaceful sleep. It is always suggested to go out and meet people if you want to be productive.