is vital to sustain the physical and mental abilities necessary for success in daily life
Sleep Support Training is an evidence-based program designed to help supervisors support their employees' work-life balance and sleep health.
The program includes a one-hour, online training program for leaders and supervisors, as well as information and resources for all employees about healthy sleep behaviors, sleep tracking, and setting attainable goals to improve sleep as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
DID YOU KNOW?
More than one-third of adults aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep and feel sleepy during the day at least half the week or more. This affects mood, mental sharpness, and productivity.
Feeling tired impacts work performance, ability to exercise, and negatively affects relationships with friends and family. Lack of sleep is also linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and heart disease.
of adults aren't getting the recommended amount of sleep
ABOUT THE TRAINING
Evidence-based training helps support improved sleep
Sleep Support Training was developed as a result of the Military Employee Sleep and Health (MESH) study and later adapted for any workplace setting.
The program provides insight and learning about family supportive behaviors, leadership strategies, healthy sleep behaviors, sleep tracking, and setting attainable goals to improve sleep health.
The program is made up of the following:
A one-hour online training program for managers.
A two-week behavior tracking exercise for managers.
Sleep tracking and goal setting exercise for all employees.
Sleep tracking recommendations.
Resources for healthy sleep.
Steps in the program
There are five steps in the Sleep Support training program. Each step provides links for easy access to training resources and information.
1. Get StartedThe Safety & Health Improvement Program begins with a Start Guide. This guide helps introduce the program to your organization and provides step-by-step instructions on implementation. DOWNLOAD THE START GUIDE
2. Online Supervisor TrainingThe next step is the online supervisor training, an essential aspect of the program. ACCESS ONLINE TRAINING (60 min)
3. Supervisor Behavior TrackingOnce the online supervisor training is completed, the supervisor behavior tracking is designed to help reinforce learned behaviors. Behavior tracking takes a few minutes a day and lasts for two weeks. Not only does this reinforce what is learned in the online training, it also helps track supportive supervisor patterns towards employees. The Behavior Tracking Guide provides instructions and examples for tracking behaviors. Tracking can be done using the format found in the tracking guide. Alternatively, notecards, logs, journaling, or a behavior training phone app can be used for tracking. It is up to you and your organization to choose the method that works best for you. DOWNLOAD BEHAVIOR TRACKING GUIDE
4. Follow UpThe final step is a group discussion where supervisors and their teams meet to brainstorm solutions to improve work practices, communication, and the work environment. This is an essential aspect of the program to ensure practices are embedded into everyday work. DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOW UP GUIDE
The Evidence Behind the Training
Reference: Crain, T. L., Hammer, L. B., Bodner, T., Kossek, E. E., Moen, P., Lilienthal, R., & Buxton, O. M. (2014). Work–family conflict, family-supportive supervisor behaviors (FSSB), and sleep outcomes. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19(2), 155. https://doi.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fa0036010
THE EFFECTS OF A TOTAL WORKER HEALTH® INTERVENTION ON WORKPLACE SAFETY: MEDIATING EFFECTS OF SLEEP AND SUPERVISOR SUPPORT FOR SLEEP
Brossoit, R. M., Hammer, L. B., Crain, T. L., Leslie, J. J., Bodner, T. E., & Brockwood, K. J. (2023). The Effects of a Total Worker Health® Intervention on Workplace Safety: Mediating Effects of Sleep and Supervisor Support for Sleep. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. 28(4) 263–276. https://doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000357