More and more we are learning that lack of sleep has become a public health epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When we do not get the required amount of sleep, many problems arise. Motor vehicle crashes increase, as well as workplace accidents and industrial disasters. Have you ever decided to go out the night before work and the next day you were unable to focus and and concentrate. Did you notice that you made more errors and worked slower? Sometimes even the smallest mistakes in an industrial setting can have life-threatening consequences.
One study released in 2012 by Consumer Health Day suggests that the inability to sleep, or insomnia, is responsible for 274,000 accidents in the workplace each year. This study states that these accidents and mistakes add $31 billion in costs.
According to the CDC, driving errors also happen in a similar fashion.
The CDC also released a study in 2009 and 2010 that showed earlier studies (that only 4% of adults admitted they fell asleep or dozed off once or more while driving in the month prior) did not show the actual numbers. Their study was conducted on 147,00 adults by phone in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
Driving while sleepy is estimated by the National Department of Transportation to be the cause of 40,000 nonfatal injuries and 1550 fatalities a year.
Lack of sleep has been linked to many chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and depression.
An estimated 50-70 million U.S. adults have sleep disorders, notably snoring—which is a major indicator bad sleep.
Snoring, and other sleep disorders, are estimated to afflict 50-70 million U.S. adults. All of which signals inefficient sleep.
What can you do to change this?
Change up your routine to get more rest
- Going to bed and waking up at the same time every night can be a great way to get your body used to falling asleep more easily.
- Try not eat big meals just before bed. If your tummy is digesting, it cannot rest.
- Don’t drink caffeine after 2 p.m. or alcohol close to bedtime.
- If you snore, try not to smoke, because it only causes snoring to become more severe
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