Is sleep quality/quantity a frequent topic of discussion with your clients as a certified wellness coach? If not, you may want to move it up the list :-). If so, here is a brief overview of some valuable research and assessments you may find helpful…
- One of the often referenced studies on comparing lack of sleep to alcohol consumption: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1739867/pdf/v057p00649.pdf
- Here’s an Harvard Business Review column that provides some food for thought for managers, executives and business owners: https://hbr.org/2013/05/change-the-world-and-get-to-be
- Here’s one that’s certain to garner attention – the Denver Post highlighted a study showing that ADHD may oftentimes not be ADHD at all, but rather lack of adequate sleep! http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/20/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-may-be-sleep-disorder/
- Here is one called the PSQI that’s widely used: http://uacc.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/psqi_sleep_questionnaire_1_pg.pdf
- Or – here’s an online assessment from WebMD that gets a little more into the practical elements: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-habits-assessment
Sweet dreams – for you and your wellness coaching clients!
UPDATE of interest: The morning after this blog post, the following article was highlighted in my LinkedIn feed. Excellent summary of key points in regards to sleep: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/24/why-lack-of-sleep-health-worst-enemy-matthew-walker-why-we-sleep