Better sleep for better health and productivity
We are a nation of sleep-starved people. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in three Americans aren’t getting enough sleep.
Sleep deprivation can have mild to severe consequences on our health, safety and productivity. Sleep impacts our mood, mental and physical performance, and our ability to avoid accidents.
Beenish Khwaja, DO, board certified neurologist and director of Sleep Medicine at Legacy Mount Hood, discusses sleep quality and health impacts with The Outlook in an article about sleep and human performance. The article—Better sleep makes better workers—cites a recent study by McKinsey and Company that says sleep deprivation and sleep management are increasingly important issues to companies because of sleep’s impacts on workplace productivity.
In The Outlook story, Dr. Khwaja suggests ways we can get a better night’s sleep. “Focus on conditions that impact your five senses – taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight,” she said. These conditions include diet, therapeutic aromas, bedding quality, sound environment and lighting. They help get your body ready for sleep and promote a healthy sleep environment.
Click here to read The Outlook story: Better sleep makes better workers.