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Power nap: the work benefits of extra sleep

If you thought getting a pay rise meant spending evenings hunched over a desk, think again

In fact, the more hours we sleep, the more money we are likely to earn.

Experts have found that sleeping for just one extra hour a week boosts productivity – so much so that it can result in a salary increase of 1.5 per cent in the short term and 4.9 per cent in the long term, with the biggest impact experienced for commission-based work.*

Time to start dreaming about how to spend the extra cash...

*M Gibson et al, Time Use and Productivity, 'My Ideas', 2015.

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