AOL Features London Doctors Clinic: How Much Is Your Lack of Sleep Costing You?

AOL Features London Doctors Clinic: How Much Is Your Lack of Sleep Costing You?

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AOL, the online news site, features London Doctors Clinic founder and CEO, Dr Seth Rankin, in its article on how a lack of sleep can affect our work life. Quoting LDC’s figures, the article reports that 30% of Britons have trouble sleeping and that 10% suffer from insomnia – and that such lack of sleep costs London £10.9 billion a year.

Tiredness can affect performance in a number of ways:

  1. You may be less productive
  2. Your focus might be damaged
  3. You may not be able to recover from stress properly
  4. You might be easily irritated
  5. You’re more likely to become ill!

So, what can you do about it?

  • Visit your GP, to check whether there is an underlying medical condition
  • Avoid taking naps during the day
  • Exercise five times a week
  • Skip the stimulants (like caffeine and alcohol), as well as big meals, before bed
  • Reduce exposure to screens (because they emit blue light which effects your hormones)
  • Create the right sleeping environment by keeping your room cool and dark
  • Keep the same sleeping schedule every day

To read the full article, visit the AOL website, here. And for any more information about sleep (or your lack of it), why not book a private GP appointment and have a chat with one of our doctors?

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