Guitar strapped to his back, enjoying a nice December evening in beautiful Lakes Park (Fort Myers, Florida). Walk every day for 30 minutes to increase the quality of your sleep. Photo Courtesy of Charly Caldwell II
Ring in the New Year with Better Sleep — well, here’s an oxymoron:
An article about sleeping on New Year’s Eve.
While it may see counterintuitive to talk about sleeping on the one night most of the world doesn’t sleep enough, it’s worth a conversation.
The health costs that arise from sleep deprivation include over $2+ billion spent treating conditions associated with sleep deprivation including:
Accidents result in the loss of a further $3.5 billion, and economic inefficiency costs more than $400 billion.
The study titled ‘Why sleep matters..’ as reported in Fortune magazine determined that lack of sleep or poor sleep habits is costing the US workforce approximately 411 Billion dollars is lost productivity and 1.2 million work days annually.
It is vital that we learn to manage our sleep debt.
Here are 5 practices you can implement (maybe not tonight but definitely on Jan 2) to help you consistently achieve a better night’s sleep and sub sequentially a better day’s performance.
5 best practices to catch up on sleep:
As we move into the new year, keep in mind that insufficient and poor-quality sleep can also have wide-ranging negative impacts on everything from health (memory loss, problems concentrating, mood changes, weakened immunity, high blood pressure, increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and weight gain) to productivity.
If you have any hope of achieving your goals this year, plan to get your zzz’s accordingly.
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