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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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6. Tiredness and lack of energy

Injury, poor performance and depression – the results of not getting your sleep quota

You’re tired during the day, irritable, anxious, have difficulty concentrating and are about as alert as a fridge freezer. If you don’t deal with your sleep problem, your health will spiral downwards and your once cheery personality will be replaced by a glum, short-tempered one. Here’s what to expect when you’re deprived of sleep. It could be worse than you think …

  • Poor memory. During a good night’s sleep, in the REM stage, the brain busily replenishes the neurotransmitters that organise neural networks vital for remembering, learning, performance and problem solving. If you deprive the brain of sleep, you get less REM sleep. ...

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