October 02, 2020, New York — (https://okayrelax.com/sleep-deprivation-affects-you-and-your-business/) The National Sleep Foundation (2015) recommends that adults should have at least 7-9 hours of sleep at night. However, studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control or CDC show that 35% of adults get less than that. Aside from sleep deprivation being a health problem, it is also an economic blow, as Fortune Magazine reports that the United States loses over $411 billion annually due to sleep deprivation.
We at OkayRelax believe that to be better on our businesses (and just about on everyday things as well), a well-rested, adequately-slept individual is the first requirement. Below, we have compiled the reasons why our last order of business every day should be to ensure that we will get enough sleep.
Sleep enables our cognitive functions to be in optimum condition. Lack of sleep keeps us from focusing, thereby increasing the susceptibility for us to be distracted, and the vulnerability to making mistakes and having accidents.
Sleep also affects mood, and having enough sleep the night before will have a direct impact on our emotions the next day. People who have slept adequately are less likely to be emotional and quick-tempered the following day. Sleep also lessens the risk of developing anxiety and depression. It is safe to say then, that people who have good sleeping practices are more alert and sounder when it comes to decision-making and less emotional than those who do not sleep well and enough.
Sleep even extends its effects to our diet. A person who underestimates the need to sleep adequately finds himself eating more in late hours of the night, or during the rest of the day. This is because the body levels the hormones that control our appetite, and not sleeping enough put those hormones at an imbalance. Add that to insulin being released by our bodies when we are sleep-deprived, which will then cause us to eat more, store fat more, and ultimately gain unnecessary weight.
Now, how then shall we combat a health problem that is often neglected but extensively affects our bodies and overall everyday lives? We must identify whatever causes us to not sleep well and enough, accompany it with exercise and proper diet, and to further improve our work-life balance: hire a virtual assistant.
By hiring a virtual assistant, you can eliminate the thought of ‘not having enough time’, thus enabling you to concentrate to addressing sleep deprivation, and other concerns that makes you too busy to attend to more important matters, as a virtual assistant is like you ‘online personal assistant’, to whom you can outsource some of your tasks to. Virtual assistant services, offered by companies like OkayRelax, free you from non-essential day-to-day responsibilities and enable you to get more out of your workday by allowing you to focus on expanding your business and, most importantly, achieving your much-needed work-life balance.
Check out the full blog post on “How Sleep Deprivation Affects You and Your Business” at the OkayRelax website and find out how you can reclaim your valuable time and focus on life’s essentials by hiring an online personal assistant. Add that together with our VA services to your day-to-day and get that lengthy sleep you need and deserve.