Sleep Named One of the Top Reasons for Work Tardiness

Oversleeping is inevitable.  It happens to everyone.  Sometimes it leads to a boss being upset, and sometimes you get away with it.  It’s so common, in fact, that it was recently named as one of the top reasons for work tardiness.

According to a new CareerBuilder study. Sixteen percent of workers reported they arrive late to work once a week or more, up from 15 percent last year.  The nationwide survey was conducted late last year .

While employers are more flexible about work schedules and start times today, excessive tardiness can have serious consequences.  Here is Careerbuilder’s top three list of reasons for being late to work:

  • Traffic – 31 percent of workers
  • Lack of sleep – 18 percent
  • Bad weather – 11 percent

If you’re one of the 18% who have trouble getting to work due to oversleeping or being tired, what can you do?  The best piece of advice is to keep your schedule as consistent as possible, even on the weekends.  By going to bed at the same time every night and getting about eight to nine hours of sleep each night, you can reduce the possibility that your body will want to sleep later than your work schedule allows.