Optimize your Work Performance & Sleep with Proper Ergonomics

Poor sleep can decrease your productivity during the day, and poor ergonomics can decrease your quality of sleep. Let’s break the cycle with a few tips on things you can do to improve both sleep and productivity. 

Improve your Sleep Quality

  • improve sleep quality - HealthPostures standing deskChange your pillow or update your bed. Proper head and body support are important. Some recommendations include upgrading your bedding every 5-8 years.
  • Make sure your bedroom is at a comfortable temperature and humidity level.
  • Assess your bedroom lighting for any disruptive flashing lights, clock, or unnatural light.
  • Conquer the dust bunnies – get rid of those potential allergens by dusting, vacuuming and even cleaning curtains. 
  • Don’t consume caffeine late in the day.
  • Clear your head and wind down before bed.
  • Consult a doctor if you suspect a sleep disorder.
  • Use your prescribed equipment, such as a CPAP machine as directed by your doctor. Don’t forget to clean and maintain your equipment. 

Improve your Work Performance

When people sit all day and have their monitor in the incorrect position, they experience Forward Head Posture (FHP) or anterior head carriage. FHP positions the head in front of the shoulders and can lead to several complications, including excessive snoring and Sleep Apnea. As Dr. Nick Anderson, recommends here, height-adjustable standing desks to help reduce Forward Head Posture and ensure you are in an ergonomic position.

According to the Sleep Foundation, obstructive sleep apnea happens when a person’s airway becomes blocked while sleeping. Included in the multiple factors that have been found to increase this risk, is the position of a person’s neck and jaw. Some recommendations for proper workspace ergonomics are:

A variety of height-adjustable standing desks are available from HealthPostures that fit your work environment and needs like manual workstations, assisted workstations, and electric workstations. Check out more information on why you should work standing up located here.

Improve your Work Performance with HealthPostures

The right ergonomic equipment can make a difference in your work performance, and even your sleep. For more information about Stance Angle Chairs or height adjustable standing desks, contact HealthPostures here or call us at 1-800-288-1841 or fill out this form.