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Just How Much Sleep (Or Lack Of It) Impacts Your Performance

As usual, our perception about sleep is way off.  While most Americans say they need roughly 7 hours and 30 minutes of sleep to feel their best, we average 6 hours and 55 minutes on the typical weeknight. In fact, 43 percent of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weeknights.  The bags under the eyes are bad enough, but it’s also costing our economy about $63 billion each year due to lost productivity. Quality sleep each and every night helps protect mental, physical, and immune health and improve quality of life.  Want to sleep better tonight? We’ve got the tips and tricks that’ll help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and re-energize every day:  


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How Sleep (and Lack of it) Affects performance on the Job

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  1. A hardy amen to all this very important information.

    People that short circuit their sleep cycle by not training themselves to go to bed earlier could be self inducing so many different problems into their own life and those that are around them. I know because I thought this was all a joke and had my life severely impacted because I joked this information off.

    If you think this is a joke, do yourself a favor. Gibb’s slap yourself and wake up…I say with a wink of advise from my heart.

  2. And use the free tool f.lux for OS X and Windows. It dims and brightens your monitor with the movements of the sun. And if it’s too dark, you can chose a movie mode the makes the picture a bit brighter but still leaves the garish brightness out of it.

    1. I use that app Roland, and it’s great! I travel worldwide and I’m up all hours of the night. Changing the screen tint keeps it from causing problems with my sleep. I highly recommend!

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