• Who Sleeps on the Job?

    Oct. 6, 2022
    It's not a dream. People are dozing off at work, usually when it's not permitted.

    We've seen frequent stories about the amount of sleep-deprived people in the USA due to stress, staying up to browse phones or computers, or working multiple jobs. Now, it seems many are catching up on sleep at work. A recent survey reveals which occupations' workers most often visit dreamland while on the job.

    CLICK THROUGH THE ABOVE GALLERY to see which workers are nodding off at work, based on a survey of more than 1,000 workers by mattress maker Amerisleep.

    Amerisleep offers these tips to sleep better at night. The list doesn't include getting off the phone, but read on:

    Add sleep-enhancing foods to your lunch 

    Heavy meals, greasy food, and sugary desserts can lead to indigestion causing sleep to be difficult. However, foods like turkey, salmon, leafy greens, white rice, and whole grains can help you get some shut-eye at night – so digging in to these at least three hours before bed will allow for digestion and help you catch some Zs. If a late-night snack is ever a must, then stick to a healthy option such as apple slices with peanut butter that contain nutrients. 

    Try aromatherapy 

    Diffusing essential oils for sleep in your bedroom, or even your living area, will release peaceful scents into the space allowing you to unwind and relax. Lavender and jasmine are two scents in particular that are considered to be helpful for sleep, but there are a variety of scents to experiment with. 

    Practice light stretching 

    A gentle stretching routine before bed can help you to prepare for bed, even with just five minutes of light stretching. Incorporating this before sleep can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and limit cortisol production which prepares your mind and body for rest. 

    Choose breathable bedding 

    Sleeping in a breathable fabric can prevent you from waking up too hot or too cold. There are plenty of fabrics that are practical for all times of year, including cotton, Tencel, linen, and bamboo. 

    Don’t neglect your mattress and pillow 

    There’s a possibility that the quality of your mattress and pillow could be disrupting your sleep. The former should support you in a healthy sleeping position and ease pressure points as opposed to feel lumpy or cause sinkage, while the latter should support your neck in a straight position and prevent kinks and pains