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The Sleep Deficit and How to Overcome It

As women, we hear the ever-present messaging to “lean in” to our careers. We’re applauded for our late nights at the office and wear busy-ness as a badge of honor among our peers. Even with the desire for more work-life balance, we find that the other voices in our world can be louder and more pervasive: “Lean in.” “Work hard, play hard.” “The early bird gets the worm.” One of the ways that we suffer most is in our sleep. Globally, we are experiencing a growing sleep deficit and there are several indicators that sleep deficit has a greater impact on women than men.

Women spend more time sleeping than men on every day of the week, according to a 2014 study by Sleep Cycle, but that that doesn’t mean women are getting the right type of sleep. People in the United States experience some of the worst sleep quality worldwide (Hall, 2015). Women are also 20% more likely to suffer from insomnia (Anderson, 2017). Single working women and working moms with young children are logging the worst sleep, usually logging only 6 hours to the 7.5 hour minimum that most adults need to be happy and healthy.

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“Six Going on Sixteen”

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Worklife Balance: What Male CEOs Have to Stay…

Author: Angela Vincent, Marketing Manager

Angela has over 28 years of advertising, sales and marketing experience, 16 of which have been earned right here at DISH. She currently manages the Creative Exchange graphic design team in Sales (Specialized Distribution).

Our work-life balance culture is improving and headed in the right direction, according to feedback gathered from male CEOs in the Wall Street Journal report: We Ask Male CEOs” What’s Your Work-Life Balance? (You’ll need to subscribe to the WSJ to read the whole article.)  Multiple male CEOs were interviewed and asked to share personal details about how they juggled a heavy load of career responsibilities while maintaining a fulfilling home life…or did they even attempt do both?

Some good news:

  • It’s not just a women’s issue. Most male CEOs may not often volunteer the answer to the quandary unless asked the question, but they do care and are executing strategies to achieve better balance than men in past decades.
  • Some report that it’s difficult, but yet very important for CEOs to “set the tone” that executives do care about the work-life balance. Some even make their calendars public in an effort to convey that particular message and encourage employees
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#leanintogether

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Women in Technology Conference

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Leadership team grows!

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Equal Pay Day

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Gals Who Golf (or at least try to)

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Teaching Our Girls to be Brave

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Disney’s Zootopia Features A Groundbreaking Female Lead

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