Some try to cure it with a jolt of java or a burst of caffeine from a saccharine energy drink.
Others simply suffer through it, watching through heavy eyelids as the hours tick by.
Sleepiness at work is something we’ve all no doubt experienced at some point in our lives.
Research shows, though, that just as drowsy driving puts you at higher risk for a crash (more than 100,000 accidents annually are attributed to driver fatigue), working while tired makes you – and those around you – more prone to workplace injuries and even fatalities.
Our Asheville workers compensation attorneys know that according to the National Sleep Foundation offers a number of tips you can take to improve your sleep habits and reduce your risk of workplace accidents in Asheville and elsewhere.
-When possible, maintain a regular sleep and wake time schedule, even on the weekends.
-Get into a regular, relaxing bedtime routine, like taking a long soak in the tub or listening to relaxing music.
-Make sure that were you sleep is dark, comfortable and cool.
-Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillows.
-Finish eating at least 2 to 3 hours prior to your bedtime.
-Exercise regularly, and wrap up your workout at least a few hours prior to bedtime.
-Avoid caffeine or soft drinks right before bedtime, as that will likely keep you wired and awake.
-Try to avoid alcohol prior to bedtime, as it is likely to disrupt your sleep.
If you or someone you know has been injured at a North Carolina job site and has had a claim denied, seek the help of the workers’ compensation lawyers at the Lee Law Offices, P.A. to get you the compensation you deserve. Call for a free no-obligation appointment at 1-800-887-1965.
Healthy Sleep Tips, National Sleep Foundat