Sleep Deprivation at the Workplace

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“I’m always a cup of coffee away from joining the rest of society,” says Jack. Off duty, that has meant feeling constantly sluggish and sometimes nodding off at the wheel.

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canada goose Jack is not alone. According to a 2008 National Sleep Foundation poll, almost a third of American employees report that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities at least a few days each month. Thirteen percent would nap during work. Not only that, but the line between work and home is blurring. Americans are working more, spending an average of nearly 4.5 hours each week doing additional work from home on top of a 9.5 hour average workday. Andthose who Canada Goose Outlet work long hours report greater impatience, lower productivity, and difficulty concentrating. canada goose

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Canada Goose sale The National Sleep Foundation puts the number of people who fit this description at 22 million Americans, and that figure is reportedly increasing each year. That’s because there are more occupations that require around the clock attention, besides the trades of law enforcement, health care, energy, and manufacturing, which traditionally have had rotating schedules. Canada Goose sale

cheap canada goose uk canada goose “Our whole society has moved toward a 24/7 kind of economy,” says Mark Rosekind, PhD, president and chief scientist of Alertness Solutions, a scientific consulting firm that deals with sleep issues. He says people are now working all the time in retail, banking, information technology, and the media. cheap canada goose uk

Plus, Rosekind says shift workers also could include business travelers who often cross time zones and people cheap Canada Goose who get up very early in the morning to make a one hour plus commute to work.

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These symptoms, when manifested at work, can have mild to grave consequences, depending on the job. “If you’re sitting around and you’re at a computer, it’s not a big deal, but if you’re operating a motor vehicle, it is a big deal,” says Kryger.

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Get evaluated by your primary health care provider to see if you have a treatable medical condition.

canadian goose jacket Educate yourself about sleep issues, and take advantage of sleep diaries and other resources available at the web sites canada goose deals of respectable organizations, such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). canadian goose jacket

Canada Goose online To find a board certified sleep specialist or center, turn to the AASM web site, or ask your canada goose black friday sale doctor for a referral. Canada Goose online

canada goose black friday sale Evaluate out your priorities. How important is doing shift work for you? canada goose black friday sale

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