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Sleep: Practical Tips to Increase Resilience

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Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz made the point recently in reference to Covid-19 that the US has created an economy without resilience. It would be fair to say the US is not the only one, but it is the most striking because it is famed as the world’s richest country. The many factors that make up a resilient economy will be debated in the months and years ahead. And as governments put together packages for those who have lost their jobs or who need support as a result of this crisis, the question of how we create financially resilient individuals also needs to be examined…

 

Sleep: Practical Tips to Increase Resilience

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Not getting enough sleep actually has a name – sleep debt. Image credit: Source: Jeff Thompson, Ph.D.

More than 40 percent of Americans do not get the minimum daily recommended amount of sleep per night. This staggering statistic has been on the rise according to recent data and it includes first responders and healthcare workers. Recent survey data of police officers listed sleep concerns as one of their top causes of stress.

When someone doesn’t get the sleep they need, their brain isn’t fully charged to deal with the stressors of daily work and as well as the stressors experienced in their personal lives. Additionally, poor sleep is one of the most common symptoms of depression…

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