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Sleep deprivation in health care workers and short rest solutions

Posted in on Aug 18, 2022. Tags: , ,

Long, irregular shifts causing sleep deprivation in health care workers have been identified as one of the main causes of burnout, and impose a significant toll on practitioners’ mental and physical well-being as well as affecting the safety of the patients in their care.

Burnout is alarmingly common among medical staff, affecting 1 in 2 physicians and 1 in 3 nurses. This often leads to suicide, which is 130% more common among female doctors, and 40% more common among male doctors compared to the general population. 

Long shifts and the resultant sleep deprivation in health care workers also affect patient safety, as medical errors are more likely. Medical staff are also at a greater risk of road accidents when sleep...

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Employees nap more when working from home – and that’s a good thing

Posted in on Mar 10, 2022. Tags:

In 2021, Restworks conducted a survey of more than 2,000 people working from home during numerous lockdowns around the world. Our purpose was to better understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the relationship between work and sleep. One of the things our data revealed was a dramatic increase in napping during working hours. Here’s why: 

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Your Employer should encourage Napping at Work – Here’s why

Posted in on Feb 25, 2022. Tags: ,

The uninterrupted, eight-hour workday as we know it is a fairly new invention. Before the 19th century, most workers enjoyed a long midday break. Industrialization did away with the siesta, but at a cost, as we humans are still genetically hardwired for daytime sleep. With a global workforce that is increasingly sleep-deprived, bringing back daytime naps has never been more important. 

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10 Great Reasons to get a Massage Chair at the Office

Posted in on Feb 14, 2022. Tags:

Massage chairs are most often thought of as an item belonging to a home or in a spa, but why not in the office? Everyone with sedentary work certainly knows how tense those shoulders can get from long days sitting in front of the screen. Here are 10 great reasons to get a massage chair at the office.

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