STAYING SANE AS A LITIGATOR 3: SLEEP

I imagine that every single medical practitioner agrees on the importance of sleep in an individual’s health.  It affects both physical and mental well being.  Yet lawyers are ranked second amongst the most sleep deprived professions.  Studies indicate that lawyers are less likely to take care of themselves than medical doctors and other professionals. So, to start with, here are a few links to sites that help with sleep, many of them specifically relate to lawyers.

“…sleep deprivation is common among lawyers facing heavy caseloads, long work hours, pressing deadlines, and high rates of alcohol use, drug addiction and mental disorders. Lack of sleep impairs your focus, memory, decision-making, and judgment, which are necessary to practice law effectively and ethically.

(Dyan Williams Law PLLC – Sleep Debt: A Cause of (and a Potential Mitigating Factor for) Lawyer Misconduct.)

SLEEP GENERALLY

The idea from this post came from a link sent to me by Sleep Advisor How does Anxiety Target your Sleep? 

LAWYERS AND SLEEP