Scientists seem to be fascinated by the topic of sleep—and you can get more of it when you rent a virtual office space.

But how important is it to get a good night’s sleep? A team of British and Italian researchers will tell you that it impacts your health and the length of your life.

In fact, according to the study, people who sleep less than six hours a night are 12 percent more likely to die prematurely than those sleeping between six and eight hours a night. How much sleep should you get? The general consensus across sleep studies is between six and eight hours a night for adults. Teens and kids need more.

OK, so what does this have to do with virtual office space? Plenty. I’ve written about this topic before—and I’ll probably write about it again. The way I see it, if researchers find it valuable to continue looking at the impacts of sleep and sleeplessness, it’s just as well to explore how virtual office space can help you be more productive so you can get more sleep.

Indeed, virtual offices set the stage for a productivity boost in more ways than one. First, you can avoid all the distractions associated with the traditional office life. You know, the water cooler conversations, the noises around and about you, the commute to work. Virtual offices eliminate all of those distractions and help you get more done in less time.

Even if you do have to pull an all-nighter to meet client expectations once in a while—or if you have to work late every night one week to take advantage of the dead silence that comes in the dead of the night so you can meet your deadlines—working from a virtual office space gives you the freedom to catch up on lost sleep.

Ultimately, researchers concluded that sleeping at night is better than taking naps in the day, but some sleep is better than no sleep. So if you are looking for ways to get more done—and get more sleep—check into the virtues of a virtual office space.