Health care workers and health care professionals across the country are being told to be extra-cautious when it comes to the time they spend in their beds.
As we head into the holiday season, many Americans are starting to look at their sleeping arrangements and the potential health consequences of excess time spent in bed.
Here’s what you need to know to make sure you get the most out of your time on the job.
What is a ‘working night’?
A working night is the average time spent on an office floor during the daytime.
The average working night for most people is 8 hours, and for the most part, people tend to do it more or less evenly throughout the day.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average working day for adults includes about 7 hours of work and about 12 hours of sleep.
For some workers, a working night can include more than two hours of uninterrupted sleep, as is common for a more senior, older, and less experienced employee.
For most people, the average working time can be more than 30 hours.
What does a working day mean?
For most workers, the typical working day includes about 4.5 hours of non-essential work, including at least 20 hours of personal time.
For some workers with less experience, this can be closer to 7 hours, according to a 2013 report by the CDC.
For those workers who are not working in an office, the amount of nonessential work they can perform is less than 5.5 percent of their total work time, according a 2015 report by HR consulting firm Aon Hewitt.
For the average person with more than a year of experience, the percentage of noninvasive, nonintervention tasks they can complete at work is less if their work schedule is not scheduled in advance, according the National Sleep Foundation.
What should I do if I’m not sleeping?
A working day means that most people spend their days working, and most people can work through the day, according an HHS-funded study.
According to the report, the number of hours worked is typically about 10 percent of the total workweek.
The study found that if you’re not sleeping, you’re actually wasting more than 10 percent or 20 percent of your daily work.
That’s because when you’re working at a desk, you tend to be more alert than when you are asleep, which can cause stress, fatigue, and other health problems.
Some experts say it is best to be as active as possible, and to do some extra-long work sessions.
But for many people, this isn’t the case, said Karen Rees, a professor of psychology and human behavior at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
She advises people to be mindful of their sleep schedule and to consider taking breaks to recharge, such as by going for a walk or reading.
Rees recommends trying to stay up late, or even going to bed at a later time, but that if it doesn’t work, she recommends finding another way to relax.
Some people also suggest that they keep a diary of their activities and other times, and take some time to write down important details about the day for reference.
But some health experts worry that these sorts of measures will only exacerbate the problem of excessive time spent sleeping.
Dr. Mark Bittman, an expert in sleep medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, says the risk of sleep deprivation increases as you age.
People are more likely to die from sleep deprivation if they aren’t getting adequate rest and are at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and strokes, according in a study published in the journal Sleep Medicine in January 2017.
A lot of the time, sleep is the last thing that people are thinking about, he said.
Bittman is also a practicing physician and has consulted for companies such as Starbucks, Walmart, and Microsoft.
He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
In the article, Rees wrote that if people don’t start to use the time off wisely, they will end up feeling less awake and alert.
And it can have negative effects on your mental health, she wrote.
Bettman says you should always take breaks.
And if you do take a break, he recommends getting up and moving around more often, like going to the gym or walking.
He also recommends taking breaks when you feel tired or stressed.
And he advises that you not let yourself be overly stressed if you aren’t feeling well.
You can always go to the doctor and talk about how you’re feeling, but he says if you think you might be suffering from sleep disruption, talk to your doctor.