Businesses Focus on Workers’ Sleep
A lot of businesses already have programs to help their employees with proper biomechanics when working, nutrition and proper diets, quitting smoking, and even weight loss. Now firms are also looking at improving their workers’ sleep to boost health and productivity.
Assistance being offered:
- Online coaching with sleep diaries to track sleeping habits
- “Sleeposium” events about proper sleeping health
- Relaxation videos for mobile devices.
- Insomnia results in a loss of 11.3 days of productivity per year.
- There is a link between poor sleep and decreased job satisfaction/work performance.
- Possible link for insomniac bosses and abusive behavior towards employees.
- Correlations between lack of sleep and medical conditions (diabetes, dementia).
What you can do:
- Stop all business transactions at a specific time every night.
- Stay away from lighted screens at night.
- As an Employer you may want a sleep coach to talk to your workers.
- If you are an employee see what health benefits your company offers.
- Undergo a sleep study to see if you’re sleeping habits are healthy.
- Turn to natural sources for help (chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, supplementation, exercise).
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Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.
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