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Sleep has a powerful effect on on your health

What a society we live in! Yep! Our society is severely sleep deprived. Nowadays it’s common to see people stay up all night to have fun, study or even work. Anxiety and loneliness too, play a major role in lack of sleep. But there are consequences that may come due to going without adequate sleep. Recent studies show that sleep deprivation increases risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s . So what can you do about it? (Source- The Guardian)

Sleep has a powerful effect on Performance

Studies show that lack of sleep lead to increased errors at the work place. Huffington Post Co- founder Arianna Huffington, has been evangelical about the importance and the power of a good night’s sleep and how it can affect your performance. She has even written a book about it.- The Sleep Revolution-Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time  In one of her Ted Talks, she tells about how she learnt the hard way the value of sleep. She explained how she fainted from exhaustion, hit her head on her desk and broke her cheekbone to a point of getting five stitches on her right eye. Here is the Ted Talk-

 

On a separate interview she also shares how sleep can make employees and leaders more Productive ( Source Forbes)

Sleep and Public Safety

How much sleep do we need in order to be alert and be able to function properly? On the road and work site, more studies show that numerous accidents have occurred due to fatigue and  insufficient sleep. In fact, this is also an issue pointed out as a major contributor to medical errors in hospitals. (Source Medical Harvard)

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