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.)
The idea from this post came from a link sent to me by Sleep Advisor How does Anxiety Target your Sleep?
LAWYERS AND SLEEP
- The Financial Times Can lawyers learn to go home and get more sleep?
- LawCare Sleep Factsheet
- Law.Com Constantly On Call, Lawyers Risk Exhaustion
- Lerners LLP Why Lawyers Don’t Sleep
- Minnesota Lawyer Law Well Being: Sleep
- FindLaw Lawyers, Just How Important Is a Good Night’s Sleep?
- Above the Law 5 Ways for Lawyers to beat Insomnia
- Pamela DeNeuve Sleep Deprived Lawyers: 8 Ways to Cure Exhaustion
- Wellbeing at the Bar Lack of Sleep
Lawyerist Can Sleeping More Help Lawyers
- ABA Journal Law Is Second-Most Sleep-Deprived Profession, Federal Survey Finds
- Jennifer Alvey Coaching has a number of posts on sleep deprivation and lawyers
- Attorney Search If an Attorney is Exhausted and Cannot Sleep Most Nights Due to Stress What Should they Do?
- Law is Second-Most Sleep-Deprived Depression, Federal Survey Finds.