By Amanda Giam, HR Executive
Amidst our busy schedules in the 21st century, people are not getting enough sleep. Often neglected, sleep is very important for our physical and mental health. Inadequate sleep may increase the risks of heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes. Lack of sleep is also positively correlated to a decrease in cognitive ability and work productivity.
In light of the above, the company invited clinical psychologist Miss Dawn Chia, from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, to give employees an informational talk about sleep. The talk was aimed at providing employees with knowledge about the health risks related to a lack of sleep and to teach employees about good sleep practices.
Through the one-hour session held in our Singapore office, employees learned about various sleep disorders, common causes of insomnia and received tips on how to improve their sleep cycle. They also got an opportunity to practice the right breathing techniques to help them relax and attain a better quality of sleep.
At Thome, we value the physical and mental well-being of all employees. Through a series of wellness talks, we hope to equip employees with knowledge on how to stay healthy and put our best foot forward in serving our customers.