3 Ways Your Job Could be Affecting Your Sleep
Every job is stressful at one point or another. It wouldn’t be called work if it didn’t involve exerting yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Though most jobs present their fair share of challenges, it’s important to identify if any key components to your day are causing your mind and body stress that impair your ability to soundly sleep.
Here are 3 ways your job could be affecting your sleep.
1. Unhealthy work environment
Though there could be an entire book written on what constitutes an unhealthy work environment, if you’re someone who sits at the same desk with no natural lighting all day, chances are you work in an unhealthy work environment. Be sure to incorporate socialization, walks, meals, and breaks into your workday to keep your mind focused and sane. Your sleep will thank you for it!
Probably the most obvious work-related occurrence to affect sleep, if you’re up all night worrying about your boss or your job you can barely complete, you’re stress is affecting your sleep. We let our minds run rampant at the end of a long day. It’s a time to reflect on the day’s activities and what is to come next. If you’re constantly stressed at your job, you are constantly harming your body’s ability to sleep soundly through the night.
3. Your boss tears you down
If you have a supportive boss who is constantly looking for new ways to collaborate and work alongside you during your career progression, you’re probably not going to worry all night about losing your job. But, if you have an angry and irrational boss that constantly tears you down and points out your positional flaws, you’re going to fear losing your job and not sleep soundly at all. Sleep is so important. If you’re affected by any 3 of these sleep-preventing scenarios, strongly consider looking for a new job that leaves you relaxed and feeling accomplished at the end of the day.