This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 14, 2019
While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week
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Coping with Stress and Addiction in the Legal Industry
ABOVE THE LAW
May 7, 2019
From the article: “Sleep and stress can become a circle that’s hard to break, wherein stress prohibits sleep and the loss of sleep causes more stress because it undermines your productivity. Aside from improved mental health, sleep also has a myriad of physical health benefits, so get some ZZZs.”
Takeaway: Nobody is immune to sleep dysfunction, as our culture continues to show in the workplace of the judicial system, as well as depictions of sleepy legal representatives in pop culture. For instance, actress Rhea Seehorn's lawyer character in Better Call Saul demonstrates the drowsy driving outcome of overworking, and reports of judges and jurors falling asleep during court sessions aren't common, but still worrisome. Wouldn't you want your lawyer, jury, and judge to be awake if you were facing trial?