Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Starting Each Day Fresh, and Full of Energy

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Do you often wake up in the mornings feeling more tired than when you went to bed? Do you regularly wake up during the night for no apparent reason? Or do you have trouble getting off to sleep in the first place?

Poor-quality sleep can quickly lead to reduced performance at work from reduced concentration, poor memory and diminished motivation, impaired judgment and irritability. Lack of sleep can also cause the body to crave high-calorie foods, potentially leading to weight gain. All of these side-effects can increase stress which, in turn can adversely affect your sleep and work.

If you are one of the millions of people who occasionally suffer poor quality sleep, and you want to feel more rested, alert and ready to go, then the good news is that you can improve the quality of your sleep and so maximize your work performance.


If you have more serious difficulties sleeping or are constantly tired, you may have a sleep disorder that requires medical attention. The web site does a great job explaining sleep disorders. If you are concerned about your sleep problems, you should, of course, consult a medical expert.

What affects the quality of your sleep?

Good quality sleep is an uninterrupted stretch of roughly...

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