Actor, director and producer, Thomas Dekker, summed it up well when he said,

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”

Dekker could have added our minds, our stress level, our general well-being, work performance and career success to the list, but the gist is there.

As reported by the Harvard Business Review, approximately a quarter of all U.S. adult suffer from insomnia, or sleep deprivation. The list of negative health consequences includes a heightened risk of cancer, depression, stroke, obesity and heart problems.

And at work, employees who are sleep deprived:

And when it comes to driving – to work, on the job, or anywhere else – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that in 2017, there were 91,000 police-reported auto crashes involving drowsy drivers. This led to 50,000 injuries and nearly 800 deaths.

There’s light at the end of the tunnel. But not actual light!

The facts and statistics around sleep deprivation are enough to cause an added layer to the stress already prompted by insomnia. Fortunately, the American Institute of Stress offers some suggestions to avoid this dilemma:

There’s a lot involved in building your career – including taking good care of yourself as you job search or grow in your current position.

If you need additional guidance, or feel the time is right to find your next great professional opportunity, contact the career development specialists at PrideStaff Fresno today. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you realize all your goals for 2022 and beyond. And sleep well tonight as a result!


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