Sleep loss is one of the causes of fatigue at work. You may wonder if you are fatigued or not. Take the “Am I fatigued? Self-Assessment” below. If you respond to more than 5 items, then you are probably fatigued.
Rubbing of eyes
Difficulty concentrating on tasks
Lapses in attention
Difficulty remembering tasks being performed
Failing to communicate important information
Failing to anticipate events or actions
Accidently doing the wrong thing
Accidently not doing the right thing
More quiet and withdrawn than usual
Lack of energy
Lacking the motivation to perform the task well
If you are fatigued, admit that sleep is one way to become less fatigued. So…schedule sleep in your calendar. Make an appointment with your bed. Be on time for your appointments.
Sleep Tip #185: Get more sleep and high-quality sleep to fight off fatigue by scheduling sleep in your calendar.