Sleeping On The Job

Sleeping On The Job

Working from home carries with itself unique challenges that are not addressed or even acknowledged in many cases.

Dozing off during work is often an unwanted effect of longer working hours and family responsibilities. Lack of a good night’s sleep isn’t helping either.

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Staying hyper-focused can be draining, but working from home is still easier than working as a pilot, air traffic controller, surgeon, or other jobs that require high levels of alertness.

Some ways to control the dip in alertness is to have a chat with your colleague, go for a stroll, and ensure that the temperature and lighting are optimal for working.

Sleeping during the day while working from home is an enticing option, and can be utilized for maximum benefit: A power nap of 20 minutes or less post lunch.

Doing something which provides you freedom, and is not having any sort of responsibility provides the mind a much needed break to get back into work with optimum levels of energy and alertness.

Sleep is often regarded as an unwanted activity that hinders our enjoyment of life, but it is crucial for our health and wellness. Real alertness begins with a rested mind after a full night's sleep.

Sleep is our brain’s housekeeping time when metabolic waste, toxins and other junk is flushed out. For maximum alertness, while working, it is important to get seven to nine hours of quality sleep, free from digital devices, blue light and anything that distracts our sleep.

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An Afternoon Siesta

If one can squeeze some time off from a day, napping is a great option to catch up on lost sleep, feel rested or increase alertness, as many famous daytime nappers like Albert Einstein or Leonardo Da Vinci would tell you.

Napping increases our cognitive function, something which is required as we are forced to work in confinement, isolation and under increased stress.

During complex tasks, staying sharp can be difficult. When you desperately need to focus, it can be tricky to stop a wandering mind.


However, there are tools we can use to stay alert and power through.

Get quality sleep

Sleeping is one of the most important things that you need so that your body won't feel exhausted on a daily basis. Try to sleep about 7-8 hours on a daily basis consistently.

Sleeping too little or too much can be damaging to your body which can cause many complications such as: weight gain, lowered immunity, increased risk of diabetes and heart problems, and an increase in risk of accidents as well.

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