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Why 44% of workers can’t sleep at night

Executive Article Summary

To be our most productive we are reminded about just how important sleep is and even the connection between sleep and stress.

Key Article Excerpts:

(1) Fully 44% of American workers say they have lost sleep because they were worrying about work, with roughly one in four saying this happens to them at least once a week…That may be because — even more so than in the past — work is stressing us out, often to the point of sleeplessness

(2) “Numerous studies show that job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past few decades,” according to The American Institute of Stress.

(3) One reason: Thanks to technology, we are connected to our jobs more than ever before. “The 9-to-5 is now 24/7,” says Orange County-based workplace consultant Kristi Daniels. “Work and life boundaries are blurred or dissolving altogether.”

(4) Turn off notifications for your email, texts and social media. Instead carve out time slots during the day to check communications.

(5) Regular exercise can increase self-confidence, relax you and lower symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.” And Parker says that a diet rich in omega-3s, found in fish, and high in fruits and vegetables can combat stress. Other experts recommend meditation and yoga.

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