September focuses on sleep – the basics of sleep and how much sleep one needs. There has been a lot of research on sleep and how important it is for optimal functioning. Many of our co-workers work shifts that don’t allow for “normal” sleep cycles. This can lead to issues, including physical health problems. Of interest is how alcohol disrupts the important REM (rapid eye movement sleep cycle.
The workplace is stressful. Our co-workers are dealing with a lot of stresses on a continual basis. Being a supportive entity for our co-workers is important – I am grateful for each of you, and the support you are giving them on a daily basis.
Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.