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Is Sleep deprivation Causing poor performance and productivity?

Sleep Deprivation Blog Post


Sleep Deprivation Blog Post

Is Sleep deprivation Causing poor performance and productivity?

Between an endless “to do” list at your business, family obligations, a global pandemic and constantly scrolling through your phone at all hours of the day or night, it’s easy to shortchange the amount of sleep you need.  According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, healthy adults should get a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night, with a recommended range of between seven to eight hours.   Lack of sleep has been linked to many diseases — from cancer to Alzheimer’s — as well as obesity, diabetes, and poor mental health.

Dr. Wendy Troxel found that poor sleep negatively impacts a multitude of skills, including problem solving and communications. You probably know from personal experience that a lack of sleep makes you more irritable and lowers your frustration tolerance.

Our jobs as business owners require us to be healthy and mentally alert.

The smartest business owners I know have balance in their lives and understand the benefits of moderation. They work hard, but take care of their bodies and their minds because they know they are not only harming themselves, but potentially the others around them if they don’t.

At Beyond Common, our passion is to inspire and empower women business owners to look and feel their best so they can achieve their personal version of success.  And we care about your well-being and want to provide tools and strategies that help you in your professional and personal lives! 

In that spirit, I want you to take a moment to reflect on your sleep habits and ask yourself if any changes are needed.  Finally, consider these ideas to get a Good Night's Sleep:

  • Follow a regular sleep schedule. 
  • Make Physical exercise a part of your daily routine 
  • Avoid napping in the late afternoon or evening, if you can.
  • Develop a bedtime routine. 
  • Try not to watch television or use your computer, cell phone, or tablet in the bedroom.  In fact, do not use any electronic devices for 1-2 hours before bed if you are having trouble sleeping 
  • No matter what  time you go to bed focus on the fact that you are going to have a restful nights sleep no matter how many hours you are getting focus on getting a restful nights sleep.

Today's blog is focused on your health and well-being, and we have many resources and tools available to assist you.  If you would like to know more, please check out our Beyond Common Goal Setting Guidebook Training.  

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