Feeling Better At Work Starts With Sleep
Try this daily routine to boost your energy
American work culture is guilty of driving us to work longer and harder, leaving our energy levels at a lull. In fact, according to a 2015 survey from YouGov, 54 percent of Americans sleep only 6 hours per night and still wake up tired on 4 or more days per week, and 27 percent of Americans manage to get a full 7 to 8 hours a night and still report feeling tired or fatigued four or more days a week.
Why are we so fatigued, even if we’re getting sleep? It’s likely because fatigue and sleepiness aren’t the same thing, says Dr. Matthew Ebben, Ph.D., associate professor of Psychology and Clinical Neurology and sleep expert at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian, in New York City.
Ebben explains that a temporary lull in energy levels, or a little sleepiness around mid-late afternoon, isn’t really due to fatigue but a dip in your circadian rhythms, or internal body clock, which play a key role in regulating your sleep/wake cycles.
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