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SLEEP 
is vital to sustain the physical and mental abilities necessary to succeed in daily life

Woman Sleeping

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 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 relationships with friends and family. Lack of sleep is also linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and heart disease.

Source: National Sleep Foundation’s 2020 Sleep in America Poll 

More than

1/3

of adults aren't getting the recommended amount of sleep

ABOUT THE TRAINING

Evidence-based training helps support improved sleep

Sleep Support Training 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 based on the Military Employee Sleep and Health (MESH) study and has been adapted for the civilian workplace.  

 

The program is made up of:

  • A one-hour online training program for managers.

  • A two-week behavior tracking exercise for managers.

  • Sleep tracking and goal setting exercises for employees.

  • Sleep tracking recommendations.

  • Resources for healthy sleep.

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About

Steps in the program

There are five steps in the Sleep Support Training program. Click on the links below for more information. 

  • 1. Getting Started
    The Safety & Health Improvement Program begins with a Start Guide. This guide introduces the program to your organization and provides step-by-step instructions on implementation. DOWNLOAD THE START GUIDE
  • 2. Online Supervisor Training
    The next step is the online supervisor training, an essential part of the program. ACCESS ONLINE TRAINING (60 min)
  • 3. Supervisor Behavior Tracking
    Supervisor behavior tracking is designed to help reinforce lessons learned in the training. Behavior tracking takes a few minutes a day and lasts for two weeks. Not only does this reinforce the training, it also helps track supportive supervisor patterns of interactions with employees. The Behavior Tracking Guide provides instructions and examples for tracking behaviors. Tracking can be done using the format in the tracking guide or your organization can use logs, journaling, or a behavior training phone app. It is up to you and your organization to choose the method that works best. DOWNLOAD BEHAVIOR TRACKING GUIDE
  • 4. Follow Up
    The 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 part of the program to ensure practices are embedded into everyday work. DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOW UP GUIDE

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The evidence behind the training

MULTIDIMENSIONALITY OF THE PROMIS® SLEEP DISTURBANCE 8B SHORT FORM IN WORKING ADULT POPULATIONS

Brossoit, R. M., Stark, H. P., Crain, T. L., Bodner, T. E., Hammer, L. B., Mohr, C. D. & Shea, S. A. (In Press). Multidimensionality of the PROMIS® Sleep Disturbance 8b Short Form in Working Adult Populations. Sleep Health. 

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. 

FAMILY-SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISOR BEHAVIORS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS: A SECONDARY ANALYSIS ACROSS FOUR OCCUPATIONAL POPULATIONS

Bouleh, P.G., Allen, S.J., Hammer, L.B. (2022). Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors and Psychological Distress: A Secondary Analysis across Four Occupational Populations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19(13), 7845.

BEYOND JUST RESILIENCE: THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF WORK-FAMILY RESOURCES FOR SOLDIERS

Wong, J. R., Crain, T. L., Brossoit, R. M., Hammer, L. B., Bodner, T. E., & Brady, J.M. (2022). Beyond just resilience: The important role of work-family resources for soldiers. Occupational Health Science, 6, 425–450. 

EFFECTS OF A TOTAL WORKER HEALTH® LEADERSHIP INTERVENTION ON EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING AND FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT

Hammer, L. B., Brady, J. M., Brossoit, R. M., Mohr, C. D., Bodner, T. E., Crain, T. L., & Brockwood, K. J. (2021). Effects of a Total Worker Health® Leadership Intervention on Employee Well-Being and Functional Impairment. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 26, 582–598.

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you'd like more information or have questions, be sure to reach out. We'd love to help.

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