|Sleep is a fundamental part of our daily lives. As you know, experts recommend at least eight hours of sleep each night, but in your profession, and for your patients, extremely busy schedules may make that difficult.Sleep and work|
Harvard Medical School found that 75 percent of people have sleep-related difficulties at least once if not multiple times each week. Accordingly, the less sleep you get, the more irritable you are likely to be. In fact, “cumulative sleep deprivation can lead to increased stress levels and serious medical conditions like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.”
There are myriad benefits that come with adequate sleep. Here are just a few:
When it comes to sleep, quality matters more than quantity. Some people can function with five hours of sleep while others need more than eight. Whatever the number, research consistently shows that “sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, longevity and emotional well-being”—so much so, in fact, that those who get more sleep tend to live longer, healthier lives! Start now and help others in your workplace and your patients do the same!
Take your message to the next level
Reach out to your local community by offering ways to fall asleep—and stay asleep! Here are some simple ideas to get you started:
Ultimately, an irregular and lackluster sleep schedule compromises your ability to grow both personally and professionally. Don’t let a lack of sleep keep you—or your team, or your community—from your best!
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“Sleep.” Utah Department of Health. Web. 05 June 2012.
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