Don’t Sleep on Sleep

In 2011-2012, I had a website directed at college students. It focused on health, nutrition, fitness, and their applications toward succeeding academically, socially, health-wise, and budget-wise. I was fortunate enough to be contacted by a group that had produced an infographic on the importance of sleep to a healthy body. They allowed me to use their infographic, with attribution, in a post where I discussed how the college stereotypes of all-nighters and working on little sleep were unhealthy in the long run.

The concepts are just as critical to professionals. Losing sleep has marked effects on brain activity, work quality, stress, and health in general. Have a look at this graphic, and think about whether your wellness program addresses sleep issues at all. If it doesn’t, you’re lagging behind on a very important health subject.

As a bonus, see what interesting facts you can find that might lead to new wellness initiatives! (hint: naps)

you-need-sleep

So, now that you’ve digested the tidbits of knowledge above, tell me: what does your wellness program do to encourage healthy sleep habits in its employees?

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4 Responses to Don’t Sleep on Sleep

  1. healthdocroy says:

    Awesome information! I think sleep is one of the most neglected health habits there is!

    • James says:

      Considering the all-go, no-quit work-and-family culture out there these days, it definitely is neglected quite a bit. Some people actually brag about how much they DON’T sleep.

  2. keely marie says:

    Sleep binds health together – we underestimate the importance of proper rest!

  3. Anna Legname says:

    Thank you for the great information on how vital a good night sleep is!!!

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