Our perception of our sleep can impact our performance negatively

Sleep hygiene

What if our performance was dictated by our perception of our sleep? Imagining that we slept poorly could negatively influence our concentration, reaction time, and memory. All of this would lead to a decrease in productivity, even if we actually had a good night’s sleep.

Kristi Erdal, a professor at Colorado College, and her psychology student, Christina Draganich, conducted a study on this phenomenon. To learn more about this study, visit the Harvard Business Review magazine website.