EDUCATION

Being a Better School Employee Starts Outside the Classroom

Sleep impacts every aspect of your daily life. It’s easy to joke about how you “can’t function without coffee”, but the reality is that you’re doing more harm than you think. Your entire day could be impacted by poor sleep habits.

Sleep is good for your immune system.

  • Sleeping well helps your immune system function more efficiently
  • Antibodies and cells that fight infection are reduced when you don't get enough sleep

When teachers get more sleep, they’re more productive.

  • Better sleep leads to better leadership and team engagement
  • A brain that’s well rested is better at problem solving, decision-making, memory and creativity
  • Proper sleep saves more than 2 weeks of lost productivity per year

Being alert on the job is important for your student’s safety and wellbeing.

  • By being alert, employees face fewer errors and faster response time
  • Accident risk decreases by 70%
  • Sleep deprivation has a side effect of feeling drunk

One study reported that 43% of teachers slept an average of six hours or less per night and almost 25% reported that daily activities were impaired by sleepiness. This means that school employees experience more sleep problems than the general U.S. population. Teacher sleep deprivation is an issue that extends to their students as well. Teenagers are often getting less sleep than they need to be healthy and well-rested. It would benefit these students to have someone to look up to talk about the importance of a consistent nighttime routine.

Stop hitting the snooze button on getting healthier.
This is your wake up call.

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FREE ONLINE SLEEP SCREENING

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4 Steps to Better Health

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Free Online Sleep Screening
Tell us more about yourself and your sleep habits. Answer a few quick questions to find out if a home sleep test is an advised next step.

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Conduct Your Home Sleep Test
If you need it, we'll send you a simple home sleep test. 24/7 help is available, but our technology makes tracking and reporting easy.

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Review Sleep Test Results
Your sleep study is scored by a trusted technologist and your sleep study results are interpreted by board certified physicians.

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Take Action
You’ll receive a medical report with recommendations for treatment. SleepMaster Solutions™ can help coordinate treatment such as CPAP setup.