Can Virtual Offices Help a Sleep-Deprived Nation Get More Winks?

MIAMI—Are you tired? You are not alone. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 40 million workers are getting less than six hours of sleep every night. Could virtual offices help you get more rest? Mine does.

"There about 41 million workers who aren't getting the recommended amount of sleep," study author Dr. Sara Luckhaupt, a medical officer in the division of surveillance, hazard evaluations, and field studies at the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Washington, D.C, told HealthDay. "Not surprisingly, workers who work the night shift are more likely to not get enough sleep.”

How can you tell whether or not you are getting enough sleep, really? Well, feeling tired is one clear indication. But here’s something perhaps a little more telling. Sleep expert Dr. Michael J. Breus told WebMD that you are probably sleep deprived if you fall asleep in less than 10 minutes at night or hit the snooze button more than twice in the morning.

Shelby Freedman Harris, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program and the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, told HealthDay that "our society is a very sleep-deprived one."

So how can a virtual office help? In a very practical way. Just the commute time alone could give you an extra hour of sleep in the morning and more time to relax in the evening. Virtual offices also allow for workshifting, which means you could take a much needed nap in the middle of the day if you are too tired. Virtual offices give you the ultimate flexibility to live, work and sleep in harmony with what your body needs.


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