Employees across the nation are feeling symptoms of burnout as the pandemic continues to rage on, leaving stress and sleepless nights in its wake. Reports show that 60% of American adults say that they are often mentally tired, even when they haven’t been physically active, with 49% stating that they are often too anxious to sleep. The sleep and stress cycle is viscous, as high stress levels lead to sleep problems and fatigue, causing a lack of sleep that makes one vulnerable to stressors. In addition, the cost of poor sleep is high, affecting aspects of one’s life such as health, job and task performance, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are many ways that sleep deprived Americans can invest in a better sleep. In fact, there are several methods that experts suggest to increase personal health without bending the budget.
Small changes to the daily routine like purchasing higher quality bedding, investing in grocery delivery, taking time off, and seeing a counselor are just a few of the many ways that people can start focusing on their well-being. In a time of public health conundrums and high-stress days, focusing on better sleep can be the first step in improving one’s overall health and quality of life.
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