Jan 172013


10 Problems due to lack of Sleep in BpO employees


Today getting a good night’s sleep is a luxury for most of us, what with late night work, idiot box, chatting on social media websites,  neighborhood Jaagrans( whole night Bollywood songs parody to please gods), sound pollution etc.

Contrary to what doctor say that one needs a good 8 hours sleep to be healthy in the long run, most of us are lucky if we get even 5-6 hours of sleep. Unfortunately lack of sleep in BpO employees is a reality that they have to live with.

Things become trickier if you work for an International BpO and have a shift job that is against your biological rhythm.  Though well-known let us still repeat some of the ill effects of lack of sleep

  1. Reduced cognitive ability leading to making mistakes while working and dangerous while driving.
  2. High Blood pressure
  3. Mood swings
  4. Eating disorders ( can increase appetite or kill it, depending on how your body reacts to it)
  5. Disrupted bowel movements.
  6. Lowering of immunity
  7. Irregular heart beat even leading to heart attack in some cases
  8. Darkening of eyes
  9. Premature aging of skin
  10. Depression

So what is one supposed to do when one is working in a shift? It becomes even tougher to get good nights sleep due to some of the reasons given below:

  1. Irregular shifts
  2. Constant ringing of phone due to telemarketers
  3. Door bell ringing
  4. Other people in your home are active and need to continue with their life. This creates a lot of noise and activity in home leading to loss of sleep for the poor BpO professional.
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Are you getting enough sleep ?

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This problem is aggravated if you live with friends who have different shifts and also if your shift keeps on changing on a regular basis. If your shift changes regularly then you have a bigger problem. As by the time your body is used to current shift, it is time to move on to the next shift.  This kind of reminds me of Jet lag on short trips to US, by the time your body is used to the new time zone; it is time to travel again. L

Dear reader we would like to know what your experience is about lack of sleep due to shift work in BpO companies.  Have you experienced any of the problems associated with lack of sleep? Or you have no issues due to the same.

So what do you do to cope up with lack of sleep and adjust to change in shift timings to get a good Day’s sleep in your case. Everybody has their own way of dealing with the same, let us hear from you what you do and we will consolidate the same and publish here on CaféBpO

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 January 17, 2013  Posted by at 1:44 PM Health in a BpO, Life In a BPO Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on 10 Problems due to lack of Sleep in BpO employees