Weekly Wellness Minute: Setting Yourself Up for Sleep Success as a First Responder
Date:Sunday March 12, 2023
Split shifts, graveyard shifts, 16 hour shifts, rotating shifts–it’s no wonder that studies estimate about 40% of police officers in the U.S. have a sleep disorder. Even those who aren’t formally diagnosed often struggle to fall and stay asleep, leading to fatigue, and even health problems like weight gain and mental health challenges. Prioritizing rest will arm you with the energy and mental sharpness to be your best both on and off the job.
But how do you get that great night’s sleep? Discipline and routine are two keys to being able to wind down for the night, every night. Check out this short video for some easy ways to help your body relax and prepare for sleep.
For more sleep tips for first responders, check out these resources:
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