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Your Lack Of Sleep Is Showing

Your Lack Of Sleep Is Showing

Sleep is one of the most important components of human function. We need sleep to survive, to think, and to behave. Our brains need sleep in order to work properly. Like a computer, without proper charge, our brains shut down. Sleep is like plugging in a charger to our brains. During sleep our brain has time to process excess information, sort memories, take a rest, and prepare itself for all of the tasks of the next day. Too little sleep leads to exhaustion and fatigue, poor cognitive functioning, lack of focus, sensitivity, irritability, restlessness, and discontent- which can be triggers for the recovering professional.

In the workplace, our lack of sleep shows, which can cause us more stress than our lack of sleep is already causing us. Sleeping difficulties are common in the early stages of recovery. Part of the reason professionals are encouraged to take their time in treatment is to secure as much rest as possible. Addiction, alcoholism, and symptoms of mental illness can include exhaustion, insomnia, and general poor health. Professionals are often surprised by just how tired they are once they stop and seek treatment. Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, which can last for up to 18-24 months among those with substance use disorders, can include the episodic return of insomnia. For many professionals, a lack of sleep is common or even an encouraged practice. Returning to sleepless nights may seem like it won’t cause much of a problem. Soon, however, their lack of sleep is showing and causing conflict. If you relate to any of these workplace behaviors caused by a lack of sleep, it’s time for you to get some rest. We’ll discuss best practices for a good night’s rest in an upcoming blog.

 

  • You’re fighting with people
  • You aren’t being clear or concise
  • Your decision making is off
  • Your motor functions are not executing properly
  • You might appear to be under the influence, though you are not
  • You are unable to remember important names, dates, facts, or information
  • You are not able to do as much in as little of time as usual
  • You are not in control of your impulses, which is leading to risky behaviors
  • You are overeating, or undereating, and you feel sick at the office
  • You are missing opportunities to excel or advance in the workplace
  • You find yourself unmotivated and uninterested in work, causing you to fall behind

 

Your life can change for the better. You will sleep. You will recover. You will perform better in your profession than you have in years. It starts with a phone call and booking an appointment for more information on the Professional Treatment Program here at the Center For Professional Recovery. Call today for information: 855-422-4129

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