No matter what your organization’s health and engagement focus or goals are, there is one pillar of health that will help your population achieve optimal health that employees will be happy to engage in. SLEEP. Everyone one wants more energy, to feel rested, manage weight, enhance mood, lower risk for injuries, accidents and illnesses, improve concentration and improve immune function. All of the these benefits are linked to a good night’s sleep!
National Sleep Awareness Week is March 14 – 20, 2021. Help your employees sleep better in 2021 with the The Good Night’s Sleep Challenge!
WELLNESS CHALLENGE CASE STUDY: California Municipal Organization
Over a 6 week period, participants aim to get at least 7 hours of sleep nightly while practicing these five crucial- sleep friendly habits that were assigned point values:
- Half hour of physical activity per day
- Going to bed and waking at the same time each day
- Avoiding evening caffeine
- Avoiding evening alcohol
- Turning off devices one hour before bed
Implementation: The challenge was marketed over email to all in-county members with a total population of 5000 estimated members.
- 25% of members (1331 people) opted in to participate in the Good Night’s Sleep Challenge.
- 1249 (94%) of participants completed the challenge by earning 2000 points by practicing the sleep-friendly habits.
Participants who earned an average number of points per week by practicing the above healthy sleep habits were entered into a drawing with a change of winning one of the below sleeping aid themed prizes:
- Weighted blanket
- Memory foam pillow
- Aromatherapy diffuser and essential oils
- Sleep mask
- Sound machine
In addition, users who completed the entire challenge with a set point average were rewarded 1 point in their Annual Healthy Rewards Program.
Outcomes and Significant Findings:
- A total of 1,331 (25%) in-county members joined the Good Night’s Sleep Challenge.
- Of those who joined, 1249 (94%) completed the challenge. Significant findings from self-reported data of pre and post surveys include:
- The percentage of people reporting “getting 7 hours of sleep per night” almost doubled from 56% to 95%
- The number of people reporting “waking feeling well rested” nearly tripled from 17% to 49%
- Productivity (focused on task) increased 42%
- There was an 85% increase in “happy” mood.Comments from participants included:
“It is very eye opening when you have to pay attention to how many hours you sleep, and the effect is has on everything.”“I just feel so much better since starting this sleep challenge. I wake up feeling well rested and ready to start my day and I have improved my walking to two miles a day.”“Waking up energized without coffee!!”“I used to wait until the last minute to wake up because my body always felt so tired. Because of this I was always running late. I was never actually late to work, but cut it close enough that it caused me stress. Now that I am going to bed and waking at the same time, my body is waking up before the alarm – feeling rested. My day is no longer starting off stressful because I leave for work with plenty of time. Yay!”“My body now knows when bed time is.”“Turning off the TV and focusing on sleep has improved my quality of work and family life. I spend more time reading books with my baby and created a bed time routine for the two of us. She’s even a happier little person!!”“Great habit building program.”“I used to wake up at night and felt very stressed some days. After the challenge I feel more calm and get better sleep CLICK HERE to download the full data report. WATCH 1-minute video