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Americans Favor Technology in Quest for Better Sleep

 

Six in 10 Americans are turning to tech to aid their sleep, according to new research.

From using smartphones to set their bedtime and apps to limit evening screen time, to using a watch to note their biometrics, 57% say tech has been beneficial in improving their sleep.

Sleep isn’t as simple as just laying down and closing our eyes, now — in this age of screens and digital detoxing, the survey of 2,000 Americans found 66% would actually like to incorporate more technology into their nighttime routine.

Commissioned by Eight Sleep and conducted by OnePoll in advance of World Sleep Day on March 13, the survey looked at Americans’ poor sleep habits — and the modern-day solutions they’re turning to.

It’s no wonder people are looking for something to improve their sleep, as results found the average respondent received just five hours and seven minutes of sleep per night — much less than the recommended eight hours of shut-eye.

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High Touch Leadership in a High-Tech World

 

How do we lead others more effectively today when we are so heavily reliant on technology? This is a great question all leaders should work to answer for themselves.

Today, more of our employees work remotely, teams are spread across a large campus or they work from home and may never be physically located in the same space.

The world has changed, hasn’t it? I have been an entrepreneur since 2006. However, prior to this all the employees I was responsible for leading were co-located with me in the same offices. I was in the Army for several years and my team was with me, and then while leading in the hospital my team was with me.

Today, we have tools allowing us to work from anywhere and work with others located all around the globe. As an entrepreneur, I now have people working with me from thousands of miles away. I am in Arkansas, but have virtual partners in Canada, New York, Florida and California. I have worked with teams in England and have used resources from Fiverr to help me create branding for my business.

Why does all this matter? Leadership of others requires the ability to be high touch. The foundation of leadership is trust and trust is built over time in a relationship of consistent communication.

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