Why relaxation is the key to productivity

Why relaxation is the key to productivity

At Sasaki, we’re passionate about living a healthy, relaxed and productive lifestyle. While ‘relaxed’ and ‘productive’ may sound like they don’t belong in the same sentence together, we’re firm believers that relaxing the mind and body makes you work better. And the science says so, too! 

Read on for our tips on how relaxation is your key to a productive 2019, and some of our health products that can help you.

Don’t work more hours, work smart

We're all guilty of getting too little sleep occasionally, of leaving work late because we're catching up on emails, or eating lunch at the desk instead of getting away from our screens. All these things collectively drain our energy, and when that happens, we're less productive.

We overwork ourselves to get ‘ahead’ or get ‘more’ done, but this is counterproductive because it ends up being careless work. Just as your body sleeps in 90-minute cycles, the same cycle applies in your waking life as well. Every 90 minutes or so, your brain tells you to take a break. When you instead opt for another coffee, sugar, or you tap into your energy reserves, your performance declines.

Taking proper breaks throughout your working day, and ensuring you are well fed and rested, will ensure that you work more efficiently. It also means you won’t be constantly worn out and under stress – another factor which is terrible for productivity. A 2012 study by the University of California found that when people are highly stressed, they are less likely to make well-balanced decisions. In fact, they are more inclined to view only the advantageous points and neglect to factor in any of the downsides to that decision.

‘Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is relax’ – Mark Black

So, while ‘relaxing’ may seem counter-intuitive to working efficiently, it’s often the most productive thing you can do. You’ll also find that you will get a greater sense of job satisfaction from the improvement in the quality of your work.

 

A good night’s sleep for a better tomorrow

The quality and amount of sleep you get is one of the most influential factors to your productivity. Insufficient sleep takes a huge toll on your performance. In a study of nearly 400 employees, published in 2012, researchers found that sleeping too little (less than six hours each night) was one of the best predictors of on-the-job burn-out. A Harvard study even estimated that sleep deprivation costs American companies $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity.

Getting enough sleep and sleeping on a good mattress to ensure a deep and comfortable sleep, are key to giving your body the perfect conditions to repair and re-energise.

 

Invest in your relaxation and wellbeing 

Often, people are deterred by the seemingly high price tag of health products relating to relaxation and wellbeing, which are additionally seen as a ‘luxury’ or ‘treat’. But here at Sasaki, we put immense time, effort, knowledge and technology into creating products that truly work. Given that the traditional techniques coupled with the advanced technology featured in our health products can aid in a multitude of ways from pain relief, improved circulation and memory, weight loss, productivity, and generally helping you live longer – you can’t really put a price on that.

 

Sasaki Health Mattress

In a 2011 poll, the National Sleep Foundation found that 92% of people said that a comfortable mattress is important to a good night’s sleep.

Sleep is important to us here at Sasaki. That’s why we’ve spent over ten years researching and developing the best way to revolutionise your sleep. Our extensive research has led us to create the Sasaki Magnetic and Photon Health Mattress. It is the only mattress registered as a Class 1 Medical Device in the UK and Europe, and it’s clinically proven to stimulate circulation while you sleep.

 

Read more about the benefits of sleeping on a Sasaki health mattress HERE

 

Learn more about and buy our Sasaki Magnetic and Photon Health Mattress, or our other sleep systems, HERE

 

Sasaki Massage Chairs

Whether you opt for our stylish rocking chair with massage features, or our advanced 10 series chair with zero gravity technology and far infrared heat therapy, Sasaki’s massage chairs are an incredible way to enhance your wellbeing with massage therapy. Along with the health benefits of pain relief, improved circulation (and much more), massage is proven to improve your mental wellbeing. A healthy, relaxed body, means a happier and calmer mind. And we all know that a relaxed mind and body, works best!

 

Check out our massage products HERE

 

Make 2019 your year of self-care

 What if the overused phrase, 'New Year, New You', wasn't just a gimmick but actually an opportunity for true self-improvement? Self-care and prioritising your wellbeing is the beginning of that. A holistic mindset is key to reinventing a better version of yourself so that you can live a happier, healthier life - but it’s not just self-serving. Being a well-rested, relaxed and therefore, happier and healthier person, will only affect your work and relationships in a positive and productive way. You will be the best version of you, both at home and at work.