Today is World Sleep Day

For those of us in the industry, we know the demand and stressors of supply chain and logistics management can take a toll.  Therefore, it’s no surprise that we see top performers in supply chain functions. 

But even for these high achievers, a high-pressure work environment can impact sleep quality.

Along with the other pillars of health: nutrition, physical activity and mental state, healthy sleep habits are imperative to our overall wellbeing.

Benefits of sleep include:

  • Less prone to illness
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease
  • Decrease stress and improve mood
  • Clearer state of mind
  • Better disposition
  • Better mental health

Studies show that insomnia is a common problem throughout the world.  Even people without chronic insomnia often struggle with sleep problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a third of adults in the U.S. report that they get less than the recommended amount of sleep each night.

Here’s a few tips from a few of the TradeTrans team members on what they do for a good night’s sleep:

“Using lavender in my diffuser.  The aromatherapy instantly gives me a sense of calm and relaxed state.” Janet Deverso, Operations Manager

“Propping my pillows, so my head is just right and comfortable.” Cynthia Valdes, Operations Specialist

“Listening to ocean waves on my Alexa’s sleep sound app.” Elaine Barone, Purchasing/Operations Assistant

“I like the fan on and very comfortable pajamas.”  Jason Deverso, Warehouse Manager

“Breathing exercise.  4 counts inhale, hold for 4 counts, 8 counts exhale.” Laura Lee Holmbo, Development Director

“Sleeping with the TV on.  The background noise puts me right to sleep.” Janet Nafash, Accounting Manager

“Work really hard all day to serve our customers to the point of exhaustion then fall sound asleep.” Sandy Kane, Purchasing Manager