Did you know that chronic sleep loss or sleep disorders may affect as many as 70 million Americans?
Sleep is as important to life as food and water. You know you need quality sleep to refresh, recharge, and be ready for the next day. But why? Sleep is a complex process that scientists are just beginning to understand. We now know that sleep affects your brain, heart, lungs, metabolism, immune system, and, of course, your mood. Chronic lack of sleep leads to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression and obesity.
Here are ways to develop good habits for better sleep:
While you are collecting Workers’ Compensation, you are not eligible to receive short-term disability benefits from the Plan. However, you are eligible to apply for long-term disability benefits six months after your injury. Any long-term disability benefit you receive will be reduced by your Workers’ Compensation and other forms of income. For many reasons, it is to your advantage to apply for long-term disability benefits. Call the Health & Welfare Plan office if you have any questions.