You might not realise it, but today (March 15) is World Sleep Day 2019. Getting a good night’s rest is important for everyone, especially for those who drive regularly as part of their job.
At Fuel Card Services, we take our commitment to supporting our staff seriously and that means encouraging a healthy work/life balance and promoting employee wellbeing. Sleep is essential to staying fit and healthy, so here we offer some useful tips on how to do just that:
Stay off the caffeine after six
Caffeine is a stimulant and is great to get you going at the start of a busy day. That said, there’s a time and a place for feeling perky and full of energy, so when you’re getting ready to relax and unwind at the end of the day, avoid caffeinated drinks at all cost.
Aim for a consistent routine
Your body works on a regular circadian rhythm and it knows when it should be gearing up for the day or powering down for the night. Therefore, it’s important to maintain a regular bedtime routine and to get up and go to sleep at similar times each day – even at the weekends.
Make your bedroom a relaxing space
Your bedroom should be a refuge from the stresses of the rest of the world. As a result, it’s important to keep it tidy and uncluttered, while relaxing colours on the walls will help you drift off into a more peaceful slumber. Blue and yellow hues are often the best.
Take the time to unwind
Finally, we all lead busy lives and therefore taking the time to relax and let go of your daily stresses is important before bedtime. Try reading a book or listening to a podcast, these can help you to relax without too much mental effort. One thing to always avoid, however, is the temptation to surf the web on your mobile before bed.
It’s important to prioritise getting a good night’s sleep, as this ensures you are well rested and better able to concentrate and perform to your best the following day. Whether you’re driving for work, sitting at a desk in an office or out meeting clients, being well rested is essential.
Fuel Card Services believes in looking after its employees, which includes a good work-life balance – find out more about a career with us at www.career4you.co.uk
Posted on 15th March 2019
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