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Sleep Can May Advance You In Your Job

By Tom Herrin

There are a lot of problems associated with sleep.  People who oversleep regularly often have problems with their jobs or school.  Showing up late, or half prepared, doesn’t usually sit well with the boss.  The rush to get there at the last minute is not normally very productive either.  Another problem with those who may oversleep is that they may seem tired and unable to perform their required activities as they should.  It can be a problem that needs attention.  It should not be one of those things that is passed off as incidental.  Sleep plays such a big role in overall health that it can’t be ignored without risking some serious consequences.

We All Know Kids Need Sleep

As long as I can remember, everyone said kids needed nine or ten hours of sleep each night.  Good sleep can do a lot of things they need throughout a typical school day.  It helps to promote better creativity.  It also helps them to perform many complex mental functions such as math.  It can improve memory and help them to maintain focus on things that need their attention.  This is a common problem in today’s schools and may actually be attributable to lack of sufficient sleep.  If they are in athletic activities, adequate sleep can help them to reach a higher level of performance.

Adults Need It Every Bit As Much

As people get older, they may not require as much sleep, but they still need some.  It can help limit inflammation.  It can reduce stress and depression.  With their improved mental and physical functions, they are less likely to have accidents at home, work, or in the car.  Reaction times are likely to be better.  

Improving Sleep Takes Some Work

You may be able to do a better job of getting a good night’s sleep if you go through a list and try a few things.  Caffeine is a common thing that keeps people awake.  Eating too much or too late can inhibit sleep.  Some foods can help people to relax.  Exercise can be great, but it can be a problem if done too late.  Consider lighting and sound.  They can either help or hurt.  Also it is worth looking at your bedding, room arrangement, and room temperature.  A little trial and error may do the trick and help you get the sleep that can improve your job performance.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Hollywood, Calif.


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