In the article, “Moderate Sleep Deprivation Produces Impairments in Cognitive and Motor Performance Equivalent to Legally Prescribed Levels of Alcohol Intoxication”, by Dr. A M Williamson, it further compares the relative effects on performance of sleep deprivation and alcohol. The test performed a study looking at same subjects with 28 hours of sleep deprivation. “After 17-19 hours without sleep, performance on some test was equivalent or worse than that at a BAC .05%.” The subject’s response speeds were also 50% slower and accuracy measures were lower than at this level of alcohol. After longer hours without sleep, performance reached the equivalent to BAC .1%. These results conclude that sleep deprivation is an important factor that can hinder your performance, speed, and accuracy. This information is important so as a manager you can stress the importance of a good nights sleep to your employees, and also this information helps individuals realize how important sleep is for their daily activities to have a maximum productivity.
Williamson, A. M. "Moderate Sleep Deprivation Produces Impairments in Cognitive and Motor Performance Equivalent to Legally Prescribed Levels of Alcohol Intoxication." Occupational and Environmental Medicine - BMJ Journals. Web. 04 Feb. 2010.