Exhausted people are slower to react and less aware of their surroundings, and they operate with impaired judgement – just as one does after having too much to drink.
Worker fatigue is believed to have contributed to the following catastrophes:
- The crash of the Exxon Valdez
- The nuclear reactor meltdown at Three Mile Island
- The explosion of the space shuttle Challenger
You may just be pushing keys on your keyboard but drowsy working can be the reason why you have been making mistakes lately.