Effects of Losing Sleep

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Have you ever worked at a job in the past or currently that stresses you out so much that you lose sleep over it? I have and it wasn’t a great feeling. Did you know it can effect you physically, mentally and emotionally? When you leave work, you should be able to leave work at work and not bring it home with you. Do you bring your work life back to your home life?




It is easy for people to say we should leave work at work, but when you work at a horrible place, that negative harsh environment begins to follow you everywhere. I worked out every morning, so that I stayed calm throughout the day and be able to “bite my tongue” and not tell off my boss. I even tried meditating, but once I got to work, that attempt flew out the window.

put-your-foot-downI couldn’t understand how some people can sleep well, knowing that they ripped off people of their money when they give them poor quality work. When I do my work, I do the best work possible and my patients can tell. I couldn’t support a boss that was doing horrible work to patients that could definitely harm their health. I definitely couldn’t support a boss who thought she knew everything when she was teaching me how to do my job, but she was teaching me the wrong and scammy way. I wasn’t going to stoop to her scammy ways. I stood my ground until the end and did honest work.

Ever heard a change only happens when something drastic happens?

What happens when you are losing sleep?
-Not as alert
-Decreased memory and cognitive function
-More prone to injury at work
-More prone to car accident
weight-gain-Too tired to do anything out of work
-High blood pressure
-Heart attack
-Stroke
-Obesity
-Heart failure
-Mood disorders or depression
-Attention deficit disorder

How can the above happen just from losing sleep?
If you are losing sleep long term, your body doesn’t get to repair/heal itself fully when you are sleeping enough and well. If your body isn’t healing enough, then your body will be working overdrive to try to continue to have your body functioning, but diseases will start to appear because it starts to throw your body out of balance.

Here are some research/studies on what happens when you are losing sleep.
1. According to The Boston University School of Medicine in 2006, a study was done on sleep duration and hypertension. They found sleeping less than 8 hours per hour is linked to increased amount of hypertension.
2. According to European Journal of Preventive Cardiology in 2011, a sample was assessed on adults and found that sleep loss due to worry was linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and all causes of mortality.
3. According to Sleep in 2008, many studies around the world found an increased risk of obesity in children and adults who sleep less.

Can the problems you are facing at work be resolved?
If there are ways to resolve a problem you are having at work, resolve it fast. You shouldn’t have to bring the burden of work stress home. Home should be your sanctuary where you can relax and not worry about work. In my situation, I wasn’t able to resolve my problem at work. The problem at my work was the boss who said “everybody needs to change.” The thing is, she was the one that needed to change. She was a hard person to work for and she REALLY didn’t have many friends. Maybe one, but that one would get mad at her several times.

jobWhat can you do if you can’t resolve a problem at work?
-Look for another job in the same field
-Look for another job in a different field

What are you currently working on with work?
I am currently working on my goal of eventually working from home full time as well as working at my physical job. I feel more relaxed when I am at home. I don’t have to deal with unnecessary drama or really annoying people. Doesn’t that sound great? If you are interested to learn what I am doing, read my review and watch my video at Wealthy Affiliate. This is where you can learn and get started in working at home and owning your own business online.

I hope you are not effected by losing sleep from working at a horrible place. If you do, don’t wait for something serious to happen before making a change. It is up to you to do something about it. You will never know that great feeling of weight off your shoulders until you make a change and then you will realize you have been abusing yourself for many years. It is time to take care of yourself. What is more important? Your work, your happiness or your life?

Are you effected from losing sleep? Please share your experience, comments or questions below.

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4 comments

  • WinnyPoo

    There couldn’t have been a more relevant time for me to read your post.

    I’m currently in the middle of job searching for open positions becuase I want to make career change and as most of us know…it becomes an activity we do in our free time.

    Free time for me is late at night…I mean late late, like past midnight.

    The point of “too tired to do anything out of work” is important and jumps out at me because I still need to perform well at my current job. Performing well at ANY job is important to me, so it’s nice to get that reminder.

    One thing I suggest, if you’re going to do a namedrop of an academic study like you do, it would be nice to get a link to the studies/reserach you mention. Maybe not the actual journal article, but something that verifies the information you present.

    Otherwise, stellar post.

    • Sofia

      Hi,

      Thanks for commenting. I have taken your suggestion and made the necessary changes. That is great you want to make a career change.

      You got to do what you got to do to make a change. Nothing will happen if you don’t take action.

      I wish you the best in your search for your career change. Life is too short to be unhappy.

      Thanks again,

      Sofia

  • Owain

    I have a busy life at the moment. What with work, family and also starting to create an online business I find it hard to get enough sleep.

    At the moment I do get the odd sleep in. I don’t plan on keeping this up for much longer as I am hoping that my online business will be successful. I will then not need to go to work and so spend my time at home,

    I do wonder though how long can I keep this up? Sometimes I have between 5 to 6 hours sleep. Is this practical or should I cut back on my ambitions of running a business at home?

    • Sofia

      Once you don’t have to work at a physical job, then you will have more time to work at home. Initially, getting an online business going, it will take some time.You just have to listen to your body. Don’t overwork yourself. If you are tired, then go to bed. Don’t push yourself, take care of yourself or you can get sick and then be out of work for a week. Maybe you can set a schedule and prioritize your time so you can get work done more efficiently.

      You have to do what you have to do to do what you want to do.

      Sofia

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