According to this article from Massage magazine, insomnia costs you more than a good night’s rest:
New research shows insomnia is costing the U.S. workforce more than $63 billion a year in lost productivity. Insomnia is costing the average U.S. worker 11.3 days, or $2,280 in lost productivity every year, according to a study in a recent issue of the journal Sleep. As a nation, the total cost is 252.7 days and $63.2 billion.
The study was conducted via phone interview and more women than men report suffering from insomnia. The study’s lead author Ronald C. Kessler, Ph.D. says “It’s an under appreciated problem. Americans are not missing work because of insomnia. They are still going to their jobs but accomplishing less because they’re tired. In an information-based economy, it’s difficult to find a condition that has a greater effect on productivity.”
Do you have trouble falling asleep at night or staying asleep? Want to be more productive at work or have a higher quality of life? Massage therapy can help! Massage promotes rest and relaxation—two crucial components of good sleep.
My super helpful IT guy Paul (of Mambo Media) just uploaded some new Pilates and Yoga videos for me. Hooray! The “Pilates for Back Strength” one features yours truly demonstrating Pilates stabilization exercises. This series is especially useful if you suffer from low back pain. Just remember to keep your belly button pulled in to your spine and breathe!
The “Yoga Vinyasa Flow” video shows a basic flowing Vinyasa series with a few standing balance poses. This is a good example of the series we go through in the Monday night Yoga class at my Sellwood studio.
Want to try out some of these moves? Call Anne to reserve your spot in an upcoming class or to meet with her for a private consultation. 503-705-4762.