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10 Tips to Keep You Awake and Safe at Work

10 tips to keep you Awake and Safe on the job. The CDC officially recognizes insufficient sleep as a public health epidemic. Lack of sleep has been linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, medical and occupational errors. Estimated 50-7O MILLION US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder' Age Percentage of adults who unintentionally fall asleep 18-24 43% at least once a month and 25-34 36.1% their age bracket.' 35-45 34% 45-54 35.3% What can you do? Ten tips to keep you awake and safe at work 1 EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST Fruit, carbs and protein will build and store energy for an added boost later. 2 EASY ON THE CAFFEINE! Moderation is key to avoid hard crashes and hyperactivity. A twenty minute power nap will activate the right side of the brain, which is responsible for processing and storing acquired information. 3 TAKE A NAP A 15-20 minute nap can increase your alertness and productivity tremendously. Simple exercises like jumping jacks, push-ups and sit-ups get the heart rate up and you can do them anywhere! 4 EXERCISE 5 GET OUTSIDE A quick walk around the block will clear your mind, improve your ability to focus and perk you right up. 6 LISTEN TO MUSIC Music is a great mental stimulate in humans and helps engage many parts of the brain. Tip: Listen to your tunes quietly, this has shown to be more effective because it requires you to pay more attention and focus which keeps the minds working strong. Top of your head • Back of your neck • Back of your hands • Right below your knees • Earlobes 7 ACUPRESSURE Massaging yourself in the following places will improve circulation and reduce fatigue: Fruits and Tip: vegetables are high in water content 8 DRINK WATER Dehydration is a major source of fatigue. 9 START A CONVERSATION Conversations that require you to think critically are a great mental stimulator. 10 NO BIG LUNCHES Eat healthy snacks every couple hours to avoid afternoon hangovers from a big lunch. References: http://www.cdc.go/features/dssleep/ 2 http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=66294&Page TemplatelD=295 Creative Safety Supply is committed to being your safety experts. We provide a wide range of industrial safety products to visually increase awareness and safety. Our friendly customer service representatives are ready to assist you. Call today! CREATIVE safety supply 1-866-777-1360 www.creativesafetysupply.com ttt

10 Tips to Keep You Awake and Safe at Work

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Did you know the CDC has officially recognized insufficient sleep as a public health epidemic? It’s an unfortunate trend that is starting to impact our workforce in a big way. How often do you feel ...

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