Benefits of Fatigue Management

Tackling fatigue and poor sleep leads to a virtuous circle which will show on your bottom line.

Healthier, happier and well-rested employees are less likely to be absent through illness and are less inclined towards presenteeism. They have greater clarity of thought, improved communication skills and are more team-focused. Poor mental health, poor sleep and fatigue are common companions. By tackling fatigue you can improve mental health and reduce overall stress levels - the most common reason for long term ill health.

Every day of staff fatigue costs your company in lost productivity, higher accident rates and missed opportunities.


Well-rested staff are more productive.

  • are better able to manage workloads
  • are more creative
  • are more team focused
  • are more productive.

Fatigued staff are less productive.

  • Sleeping for less than 5 hours a night can inhibit performance to the same extent as being legally drunk.

  • A study from Circadian technologies showed that regularly working 60+ hours a week leads to a performance decline of up to 25%.


Well-rested staff make fewer errors.

  • make fewer errors
  • take fewer risks.

Fatigued staff are a greater safety risk.

  • It has been shown that fatigued people are more likely to take risks (even in the battlefield).

  • The Exxon Valdeez, Challenger Space Shuttle, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Herald of Free Enterprise (to name a few) catastrophes were all attributable to human fatigue.


Well-rested staff are less likely to be absent.

  • are less susceptible to illness
  • have better long-term health
  • are less prone to stress.

Fatigued staff are more susceptible to ill health.

  • Poor quality sleep has been scientifically documented to increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

  • Fatigue also reduces the body’s immune system meaning staff are more susceptible to common illnesses such as colds and flu.

  • Stress and fatigue are common companions.


Well-rested staff achieve more during the day.

  • are more proactive
  • rarely report that fatigue interferes with their work
  • suffer less from the circadian dip.

Fatigued staff achieve less during the day.

  • Fatigued staff are more likely to suffer from lower morale.

  • They also suffer more from the natural drowsy spell in the afternoon caused by our circadian rhythm.

  • They report that fatigue interferes with their work on a regular basis.

Work life balance

Well-rested staff lead a more balanced life.

  • are able to make a full contribution in all aspects of life
  • are happier
  • are less stressed.

Fatigued staff struggle with responsibilities.

  • Fatigued people do not have the energy to make a full contribution to all aspects of their lives – leading to stress and feelings of resentment. They also suffer in their professional relationships and personal relationships.

  • Fatigued people become overwhelmed by their conflicting responsibilities.


Well-rested staff are more engaged at work.

  • A good work life balance translates into better staff engagement.

Fatigued staff are less engaged at work.

  • Poor work life balance translates to low staff engagement. In turn this results in lower productivity, and increased absence.

  • Working relationships become compromised. Fatigued staff are less co-operative and team-orientated.


Well-rested staff communicate better.

  • Well rested people are better able to express themselves. They have better mental and verbal reasoning.

Fatigued staff suffer from poor communication.

  • It is proven that fatigue leads to a reduction in our vocabulary. Our communication becomes disjointed.

The bottom line

Well-rested staff contribute more.

  • Make stronger contributions at work

  • are less likely to be absent

  • are more productive – which has a strong positive effect on the bottom line.

Fatigued staff cost more.

  • Fatigued staff are more prone to absenteeism, presenteeism and reduced productivity – all of which have a negative impact on your bottom line.



Find out how TPoH can help your company reduce fatigue and increase employee productivity.