Manufacture Your Day by UNDERSTANDING SLEEP
I said this a long time ago, “If I would have the ability to sell my secret for falling asleep fast and sleeping well throughout the night, I would probably be a billionaire.”
In my workshops I hear over and over again how many people have difficulties falling asleep and/or they wake up during the night because they think about difficult situations at work.
Did you know that psychiatric disorders are the leading cause of insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Psychiatric disorders are mood disorders in which the individual responds to thoughts, situations, environments, and/or people with fear and anxiety.
According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (46.6 million) experiences mental illness in a given year.
I don’t want to ruin your day but I do believe it is important to increase awareness.
When someone seems to be “off” at at work, there can be many reasons but here is a process you can follow.
- Be mindful and notice the person’s behaviour
- Ask the simple question “Are you o.k.?”
- Make sure to make time to sit down with the person and/or take him/her for lunch or a coffee.
- Listen – don’t give advice, just listen.
Today I would like to bring your attention to sleep apnea:
The most common symptom of sleep apnea is snoring but not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.
If you have any of the symptoms above, do yourself a favour and go and see a doctor. Proper diagnosis and treatment is important because it is dangerous to leave sleep apnea untreated.
Please do not underestimate the lack of sleep on the quality of your life and your ability to be a happy and productive person.
Awareness is the first step into the right direction. If you are aware, you can do something about it. Deal?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
How much have you known about sleep apnea before this email?
I encourage you to read the following article: