You go to bed late and get up early. Does this sound like you?

Do it for a couple of days and you’ll be fine, but make this a continual habit for months and years and you can develop some serious health problems as a result of having denied your body sleep.

Here are just a few of the reasons why sleep is important to your health:

  • Trouble focusing. Research shows people who don’t get a good night’s sleep have trouble making decisions, thinking clearly and controlling their emotions or behavior.
  • Physical problems. Sleep deficiency has been proven to increase the risk of obesity. Sleep deprivation has also been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, and stroke.
  • Loss of control. When you deny your body the sleep it needs, it responds with brief sessions of micro-sleep when you will simply pass out from exhaustion. You can’t control when a micro-sleep session will occur, so it’s best to get proper sleep and prevent micro-sleep from taking place while you’re at work or behind the wheel.

While your schedule as a sales associate might not always be predictable, carving out time to get a good night’s rest can provide positive impacts on your health, your work and your overall well being! Click here to determine how much sleep you should get every night.