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Quality sleep can make all the difference when it comes to productivity in the office. In fact, overall on-the-job sleepiness costs employers about $100 billion in lost productivity.
It’s time to take that productivity back. Use these tips to get better sleep yourself, and share the tips with your friends and coworkers to beat office exhaustion.
Jonathan Rosenberg, Google’s former SVP of product, advises one of the most important tech CEOs on the planet, Larry Page of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
He’s also co-author, with executive chairman Eric Schmidt, of business tome “How Google Works.”
It’s no surprise that someone with Rosenberg’s schedule admits to having an “addiction” to his smartphone, something every professional can relate to. But even this busy exec makes a point of putting his phone away while at dinner and before bed. He says the simple habit helps him relax after a busy day and fall asleep.
Sleep Problems = Pain Problems?
For at least some groups of “emerging adults,” sleep problems are a predictor of chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, a study suggests. The study is published PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
A lesson in sleep loss
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call insufficient sleep a “public health problem” and estimate that 30% of Americans get less than 6 hours of sleep a night.
Lack of sleep is linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors. Diseases linked to sleep insufficiency include hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and cancer.
Until now, it has not been clear what causes the emotional impairments triggered by sleep loss.
The medical community has long known that people who suffer from epilepsy experience sudden electrical activity in the brain, and now there is significant evidence suggesting that sleep – particularly sleep deprivation – can trigger epileptic seizures.