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Most of the Work is Done in Bed

October 10th, 2017 07:49:00 pm

Most of the Work is Done in Bed

Working hard at whatever endeavor you pursue can only be possible if you get enough rest. This balance is what allows you to be productive because having enough sleep rejuvenates both the mind and body to be ready to undertake daily tasks.

Sleep.org explains how sleep can help you be more productive at work.  For starters, you’re going to be able to concentrate better. Your memory and decision-making skills – both of which are critical in any job – are also improved. Lastly, sufficient sleep prevents burnout, which often leads to a decline in productivity, a problem that’s costing US companies over $60 billion a year collectively.

To emphasize the importance of sleep is a blog post by Leesa providing four reasons, why sleep should be prioritized when it comes to your professional career. Apart from the aforementioned effect of enhanced focus, getting enough sleep also increases your creativity which is another vital quality to allow you to function at the best of your abilities at work. 

More importantly, sleep is essential in reducing your stress and anxiety. Such conditions are notorious for causing more serious illnesses in the long run. Some of the top disorders that result from chronic stress and anxiety are diabetes, gastrointestinal or digestive problems, mental disorders and heart ailments.

In fact, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute values the importance of sleep, particularly when it comes to your emotional stability in your professional life. The office and various other workspaces are areas where people interact with one another on a daily basis. This is where your social skills are naturally enhanced and your sleeping habits directly affect your behavior. Depriving yourself of sleep may lead to uncontrollable mood swings and even fits of rage. 

One problem many workers encounter is the dreaded night shift. This particular work schedule will easily disrupt your body clock and can result in a number of concerning habits. Sleep expert Dr. Tina Waters indicated on Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essential that Shift Work Sleep Disorder can increase the chances of infertility and even cancer. To avoid these potential effects, you can apply certain adjustments to your sleeping habits, as a night shift worker. 

The first is to maintain good sleeping habits, which means exercising control over your routine and environment. Follow a set sleeping schedule that your body can familiarize itself with. Your bedroom should also provide a comfortable environment for your sleeping needs. Thus it’s important to ensure it is dark and quiet during daytime.

You should also go straight to bed right after work. Limiting your bedroom activities has been proven to be an effective way to fall asleep easily as it lessens tension and distractions that keep your brain alert. It’s suggested as well to discuss things with your family or roommates and remind them to give you space and time to rest.

Finally, the most important is to always seek professional help. Although tips and advice from medical websites are readily available online, they’re all speaking to the masses and not to a specific person or addressing a certain case. Everyone is different, thus some solutions are better for specific individuals. 

 
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