The Harmful Effects of Sleep Deprivation
The drive to work harder and for longer hours is symptomatic of the work ethic that has long served this country. A nation full of people committed to the belief that they can get ahead through dedication and intense labor has helped the economy to thrive and to establish a largely desirable quality of life for the average person. Demanding this of workers however, can expose them to the risk of developing serious adverse health effects and conditions and the combination of unreasonable expectations and a distressful environment can leave an employee in need of urgent medical care and rest.
If your employer has refused to grant you sufficient rest, then you may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim to address your medical expenses and losses. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600
Understanding the Importance of Sleep
The shift in our society away from a fairly fixed separation between daytime work and nighttime sleeping has been taking place gradually since the invention of the electric light bulb. As businesses have expanded to become global concerns and the marketplace has began to cross numerous time zones, it has been deemed reasonable to extend hours of operation. But research has demonstrated a link between a lack of sleep and the following conditions:
- Extreme fatigue (can lead to delayed reaction time and impaired judgment)
- Mental illness
- Colon cancer
- Breast cancer
- Heart disease
Work needs to be done, but getting enough sleep is important for the sake of your health. If you have developed an illness or been involved in an accident that may have been caused directly or indirectly by unreasonable expectations at work, then workers’ compensation may be available to you. To learn more, contact a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.