Not Sleeping Enough?

You may be hurting your chances of success.

Lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep can affect how well you function and do your job. It’s important for everyone to get at least seven hours of shut-eye.

Sleep-deprived people have trouble doing critical things, like:

  • Concentrating, remembering and reasoning 
  • Handling stress
  • Listening and communicating
  • Solving problems
  • Making decisions
  • Controlling their moods

They also struggle with being late, dozing off and having more injuries.

To stay alert at work, try some simple strategies:

  • Honor your internal rhythm — when you tend to feel tired or low-energy — with breaks.
  • Power nap for at least 20 minutes in the late morning or early afternoon.
  • Eat healthy snacks, exercise and drink fluids throughout the day to keep your body going.
  • Don’t take medications that cause drowsiness.
  • Create a sleep routine that gets you to bed and workon time.

Sleep helps you recharge and seize the day! So you can be and do your very best.

The big picture – Sleep issues are also very costly for business, leading to an estimated $150 billion in losses from:

  • Absenteeism
  • Workplace accidents 
  • Lower productivity

Hope this article helped. Find it difficult to sleep? Here are some tips for you > https://empress2inspire.blog/2020/06/29/simple-ways-to-fall-asleep/

Reference : https://file.anthem.com/119758ANMENABS.pdf

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Well- not sleep deprived, but my epilepsy has led into some of those same symptoms

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    1. GS says:

      Unfortunately, sleep disorders are common in people diagnosed with epilepsy. There are several types of sleep disorders linked to epilepsy. Insomnia: Having difficulties falling and staying asleep is common in people diagnosed with epilepsy, with between 24 and 55% having insomnia. Talk about side effects of medications: It’s important for doctors to know if antiepileptic medications are working and if there are any unexpected side effects. Ask your doctor about what side effects you should expect and keep your doctor informed of any side effects you experience.

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      1. Well, we have reached a point in my epilepsy where I am just sick and tired of it. As in, can’t find the right source and the right treatment. Due to slowing getting off one pill, some things are driving me nuts- off balance, stumbleness,, wobbly, concentration for example. I have been struggling to find a job- glad I have a job coach

        I sleep well actually. However during the day, only a few days accidentally fallen asleep.

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      2. GS says:

        Try listening to ASMR or walking in the rain videos on YouTube before sleeping. Please ignore if you already have tried them.

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      3. By the way, some of the tiredness came from being on too many meds. That is why we are trying to get off of one- going off is causing those symptoms due to getting used to the the change

        What I am thinking of doing is becoming part of an Epilepsy Support Group- crazily enough it was the musical, Rent, that made me think of that

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      4. GS says:

        Best idea. Support groups give an opportunity to engage with others in a safe and supportive environment.

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      5. Always been feverous to, but decided to go with it now

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      6. GS says:

        Good choice girl…Good Luck

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      7. My neurologist is kinda of stumped right now. As in where it is coming from- believes it is a deep focus, which is why it struggles to be found

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      8. GS says:

        Being in a community with people going through the same journey as you will help. There are both pros and cons to a support group but let’s focus on the positives :):)

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      9. I am an optimistic person- even though it doesn’t always show

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      10. GS says:

        Way to go..that’s 90% battle one..

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  2. What I believe it is nature and u can never cheat on it, so sleeping deserves quality time
    An hour to rest ur brain from stress

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    1. GS says:

      I agree Omoleye. Sleep is also needed to do a bit of brain “housekeeping”. A recent study in mice found sleep cleanses the brain of toxins that accumulate during waking hours, some of which are linked to neurodegenerative diseases. During sleep, the space between brain cells increases, allowing toxic proteins to be flushed out.

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  3. Loku says:

    useful information and tips that must be implemented.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked it Loku. So many people are challenged with sleep related issues these days.

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  4. Well…how am I to sleep when I see billions on your post?want my bank account?anyway we get the message your post is shouting

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Vincent

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    1. GS says:

      According to the American Sleep Association (AMA), sleep disorders currently affect as many as 50 to 70 million U.S adults, and insomnia is the most commonly reported. As a sleep technologist, you should know that if your patients are unable to sleep, it can get them down. It can also be very dangerous.

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      1. DiosRaw says:

        Indeed, I know this first hand months and years on end. It seems to be a pandemic of a problem that isn’t being sorted.. as stress, eating late and technology come into our spheres I think these statistics will increase.

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      2. GS says:

        Yes true

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!!
        xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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      2. GS says:

        Thank you!!

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  5. Bee me says:

    Usefull tips . thanks for sharing

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    1. GS says:

      Welcome. Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person’s overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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