The Cost of Poor Sleep – How Giving the Gift of Sleep Will Increase Employee Productivity

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Cheeky Chops consultant says that when a child is not sleeping, tension builds between parents, they often disagree on how to make changes and the lack of sleep they are experiencing only adds fuel to the fire. Not only does poor sleep affect the immediate family dynamic at home, but it can also affect a person’s productivity at work, resulting in poor work results and low energy at the office.

Young families are constantly seeking the Holy Grail of a sound night's sleep, and HR departments want to bring out the best in their employees. But for most modern families, juggling a career and a young family can be overwhelming. Cheekychops Sleep Consultant Founder Dawnn Whittaker has suggestions for those seeking some work/sleep balance.

Dawnn, a Mompreneur, and mother of 3 young children has assisted over 3000 families rectify their sleep issues and has now created a certification program so that more families can benefit from sleep solutions for their children.

“Stats from the National Sleep foundation report that ‘drowsy workers are costing [sic] employers an estimated 18 billion annually in lost productivity." (1)

If you add in errors, damage, and health consequences, the costs are even higher’ For these parents, the biggest challenge is knowing where to go to find answers, that’s why this profession is so valuable. Our work with them can have a significant impact on both their work and home lives.”

"When a child is not sleeping tension builds between parents, they often disagree on how to make changes and the lack of sleep they are experiencing only adds fuel to the fire. Not only does poor sleep affect the immediate family dynamic at home, but it can also affect a person’s productivity at work, resulting in poor work results and low energy at the office.”

For improving sleep patterns Dawnn suggests:

  • Have a routine that supports a consistent bedtime and wake up time. This is good for both adults and children.
  • Create a conductive sleep environment. Have a place to sleep and stick to it, don’t change the conditions – keep them the same.
  • Allow time for change, if you or your little one has issues sleeping it will take time to make changes, just because you don’t see results instantly. Make sleep a priority, don’t boast about how little sleep you need, this can also reflect on how your child views it.

Dawnn would like her sleep revolution concepts to be adopted by the ‘corporate culture’ to support their employees who struggle with baby sleep issues because in the long run it will save them money and get better results for their businesses.

Dawnn and her team at Cheekychops have been featured on Breakfast Television, Global Television, CFAX , CBC radio, and in the Langley Time's, Langley Advance. Surrey Now, and they have articles in Mompreneur Magazine and Island Baby and was the winner of ‘Best of Vancouver; 2010’.

Cheekychops currently offers a range of services; Personal Consultations, Telephone Consultations for sleep, potty training, nutrition and help with behavioral issues. For more information on Cheekychops Consulting Inc, philosophy and services visit http://www.cheekychops.ca or by phone 778-298-8908.

(1) http://www.theproductivitypro.com/FeaturedArticles/article00112.htm

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