According to a new survey, only 17% of us get at least eight hours of sleep a night. And with Daylight Saving Time, it’s even lower today. Here are the top eight reasons your job might be harder because of the time change . . .
- It seems like your day goes slower. That was the number one answer. 29% of the people in the survey agreed with it.
- Being tired makes you feel less motivated.
- It makes you less productive.
- You have a harder time remembering stuff.
- It takes longer to complete certain tasks.
- You get irritated by your coworkers more easily.
- You make more mistakes.
- It makes you resent your job more.
Also, a new CDC study looked at which jobs mess with people’s sleep schedules the most. The jobs where you’re least likely to get at least seven hours of sleep include switchboard operators, railway workers, food prep supervisors, and firefighters.
The jobs where you’re MOST likely to get enough sleep include air traffic controllers . . . church workers . . . teachers . . . and farmers.
(PR Newswire / Huffington Post)
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday . . . 2:00 A.M to be exact.
Which means we lose an hour of sleep Saturday night.
Here are five tips to help you deal with the transition.
- Cut out caffeine. Make sure you don’t have any caffeine at least six hours before bed. It’s a good rule of thumb in general, but especially important this weekend.
- No alcohol either. Even just one drink can disturb your sleep. So skip the alcohol tomorrow night if you can.
- Eat light. Don’t eat anything for at least two or three hours before you plan to go to bed. Otherwise it can interfere with the quality of your sleep.
- Make your bed a place you want to sleep in. Meaning, fresh clean sheets . . . and no phones or iPads.
- Go to bed earlier. To minimize the impact of the time change, make a few gradual adjustments rather than one big one.
Go to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier than usual TONIGHT, and again tomorrow.
You should be fully adjusted by Monday.
(Huffington Post / BetterSleep.org)