Not getting enough sleep each day can wreak havoc with your life! In particular your at-work performance.

A new study has found that if you consistently don't get enough sleep each night, you'll be far less productive in the workplace. You could end up costing your company 7.8 days of productivity a year.

Not getting the proper amount of sleep each night can also affect your paycheck. The study found that people who started getting just one extra hour of sleep each night started making an average of 16% more after they got their sleep schedule under control.

You probably already know this one, but the more sleep you get, the healthier you'll be. The study revealed that people who normally get less than five hours of sleep a night take up to nine more sick days a year.

Finally, if you're not getting the right amount of zzz's each night, you'll burn out on the job!

In 2012, researchers at Harvard found that people who get less than six hours of sleep a night are far more likely to get sick of their job. In addition, they end up being more stressed out about their job, even when they're not on the job!

So what is the perfect amount of sleep a person should get each night?

There really is no magic number. Everybody is different. But it's widely considered that most healthy adults need between seven and a half to nine hours of sleep per night to function at their best according to the National Institutes of Health.

While the quantity of sleep you get is important, don't forget about the quality of sleep you get too. All sleep is not created equal. Sleep unfolds in a series of recurring sleep stages. From deep sleep to dreaming sleep, they are all vital for your body and mind. Each stage of sleep plays a different part in preparing you for the day ahead.

The bottom line, don't skimp on your sleep!

Source: Huffington Post