1. The Button Punches Back: Why Snoozing Is a Bad Idea

    The Button Punches Back: Why Snoozing Is a Bad Idea

    Hey there! How did you wake up this morning? Were you up and at ‘em as soon as the first alarm buzzed? Or did you have to hit snooze just once (okay—maybe a couple times)?

    Now, maybe it felt good to snuggle inside your blankets for a few minutes more, but, chances are, hitting snooze didn’t change how tired you were overall. As it turns out, hitting the snooze button isn’t really the quick fix that we want it to be. Let’s take a look at why snoozing fails to perform as advertised, as well as some better ways to wake up in the morning:

    Broken bits of sleep

    Sleep after your first alarm tends to be really shoddy in quality—you hit snooze, sleep a few minutes, hit snooze, sleep a few minutes, hit snooze…it’s very fragmented sleep

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  2. How to sleep better when you're working nights

    How to sleep better when you're working nights

    Over a quarter of Americans reportedly work the night shift—a significantly higher amount than most European nations. This means it’s very likely that you or someone you know works throughout the night, catching sleep during the day when everyone else is up and at ‘em.

    Nobody chooses to work nights because they hate sleeping at night when most others do, of course. People choose to work nights for a variety of important reasons: either it fits their life’s schedule, or it provides certain benefits, or because night shift work is part of the nature of their chosen profession, such as it is for first responders or those in the emergency services field.

    While shift work obviously has some negative effects on your sleep, we’re not here

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  3. Why Skimping on Sleep is a Major Career Mistake

    Why Skimping on Sleep is a Major Career Mistake

    There are a number of questions that an interviewer typically asks a potential candidate for a position.

    • “What relevant experience do you have?”
    • “Do you work better collaboratively or on your own?”
    • “What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?"

    An increasing amount of data indicates that it would behoove hiring managers to add another question to their standard list: how well do you sleep?

    At first glance, it may not seem as relevant as a question about their skill set or a gap in their resume. But when it comes to the quality of work that employers can expect day in and day out, sleep quality matters. A lot.

    A Recipe for Disaster

    On the extreme end of things, the consequences of sleep deprivation can be seen in the nuclear disasters at both Three Mil

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