Working from home can save you a lot of time and money, improve productivity and provide you with some extra time for personal and professional development. But for many, working from home can very soon wreak havoc on their sleep schedule.
The failure to control your sleep schedule can very soon come at a very high price. Yet, getting a good amount of sleep and following a schedule is as important as never before. This is because lack of sleep can affect your immune system – people who don't get enough sleep are more likely to get sick, and normally take longer to recover from an illness.
Constant lack of quality sleep also reduces the effect of the flu vaccine. This happens because your body is unable to respond the way it should to the illness, and is more prone to bacteria.
Sleep deprivation also increases your risk for chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart diseases, and people suffering from chronic lack of sleep are also more likely to be overweight. As you lack sleep, you are more likely to eat very late, and your body has less time and power to digest the food in the right way. Studies show connection between lack of sleep and weight gain, and people who constantly get less than six hours of sleep per day are more likely to be overweight.
In short term, sleep also has a massive impact on your performance and daily wellbeing – so while you might be excited the first few weeks, expect a drop of productivity very soon when your body simply lacks the energy it needs.