Tuesday January 28, 2020

Why Workplaces Need To Make Efforts To Promote Their Employees’ Sleep?

Participants reported that when they slept 16 minutes less than usual and had worse quality sleep, they experienced more cognitive issues the next day.

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That raised their stress levels, especially regarding issues related to work-life balance, resulting in them going to bed earlier and waking up earlier due to fatigue. Pixabay

Losing just 16 minutes of sleep during working days can greatly hamper your performance at the workplace, say researchers.

University of South Florida (USF) researchers, in a paper published in the journal Sleep Health, noted that workers are more likely to have poor judgment and fall “off-task” the next day if they lose even minimal on sleep.

“Findings from this study provide empirical evidence for why workplaces need to make more efforts to promote their employees’ sleep,” said lead author Soomi Lee, assistant professor from the School of Aging Studies at the university.

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The cyclical associations reflect that employees’ sleep is vulnerable to daily cognitive stress and also a contributor to cognitively stressful experiences, Lee added. Pixabay

To reach this conclusion, Lee and her colleagues surveyed 130 healthy employees who work in IT and have at least one school-going child.

Participants reported that when they slept 16 minutes less than usual and had worse quality sleep, they experienced more cognitive issues the next day.

That raised their stress levels, especially regarding issues related to work-life balance, resulting in them going to bed earlier and waking up earlier due to fatigue.

“Good sleepers may be better performers at work due to greater ability to stay focused on-task with fewer errors and interpersonal conflicts,” Lee noted, stressing that sleep loss could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions.

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To reach this conclusion, Lee and her colleagues surveyed 130 healthy employees who work in IT and have at least one school-going child. VOA

The cyclical associations reflect that employees’ sleep is vulnerable to daily cognitive stress and also a contributor to cognitively stressful experiences, Lee added.

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Researchers also compared work-days to weekends.

They found that the consequences of less sleep are not as apparent when one has the next day off from work. (IANS)

 

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Women Tend to Get Better Sleep Than Men: Report

19% of Indian women have menstrual problems says a new lifestyle report

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A new fitness report suggests that women have a better sleep than men. Pixabay

A new fitness report has suggested that close to 19 per cent of women suffer from some kind of menstrual issues which is one of the lifestyle diseases.

The GOQii India Fit Report 2020, that was recently launched had reported an uptick in lifestyle diseases like thyroid and diabetes in India. Specifically for women’s health, it revealed that women walk less than men, with an average of 7,117 steps a day, whereas the average man walks 7416 daily steps – almost 300 steps more.

Speaking of sleeptime, Indians get 6 hours and 52 minutes of overall sleep on average per day, with 4 hrs and 53 mins hours of sound sleep. However, as per the report, women tend to get better sleep than men.

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The report also suggests that men stay more hydrated than women. Pixabay

On the other hand, men are more hydrated than women. The report also suggests top ways to maintain feminine hygiene:

Keep the vagina clean by washing regularly with a gentle, mild soap and warm water.

Never use scented soaps and feminine products or douche. Also, avoid feminine sprays and bubble baths.

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After going to the bathroom, always wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from getting into the vagina and causing an infection.

Wear 100 percent cotton underpants, and avoid overly tight clothing. (IANS)