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On behalf of Koszdin, Fields & Sherry posted in Mental Health Claims on Friday, March 08, 2019.

Remember the good old days of kindergarten where everyone just napped? Remember arguing with your parents who just tried to tell you that you were tired? Closing your eyes to take a nap was like feeling the end of the world. Closing your eyes for a nap meant that you were never going to wake up or that you were going to miss everything and you couldn’t stand life without seeing everything. What we wouldn’t give to have those naps now that we are adults. Now, most don’t care what is going on or will gladly miss a moment if it means the joyous liberation of napping.

Napping on the job may be frowned upon, but the health benefits of an afternoon snooze can’t be denied. Recent studies show that a power nap of 20 minutes can be incredibly productive in your ability to be more alert, remember things better, and improves muscle memory. Sleep is also a great way to get your mind to relax and process information. Ideally a 60-minute nap is better as it helps enhance the processing of information and for repairing bones and muscles. Unfortunately, not all of us can sleep 60-90 minutes a day—also, that is dubbed the “lazy man’s nap”. Instead, we fight through the afternoon slump and work, work, work.

California recognizes that mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental health indicates how you are handling and coping with stress. There are five kinds of stress that influence your behavior, and subsequently, your performance during your job:






Each of these stresses can be manipulated for the worse in the workplace. For example, if you work in a fast paced environment that provides little to no support then you may crash and burn easier than a workplace that does. If you are experiencing deep personal issues along with heavy workloads that can also affect your work. California recognizes that happy and mentally healthy staff makes for better business. This is why there are paths you can take through worker’s compensation to get the help you need.

What To Do

Our Mental Health Claim Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry in Van Nuys understand that mental health comes with its own stigma. Even though California recognizes the need to protect and promote mental health awareness, it doesn’t make the process to get worker’s compensation benefits any easier. There are steps you need to make in order for your claim to be successful and our Mental Health Claim Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry in Van Nuys.

Don’t let the stress of being stressed make you any more stressed. If you are experiencing high levels of anxiety, depress, or other serious mental issues then you need to speak with your employers about your options. It may require you to start seeing a professional psychologist as well as your normal doctor, but the more documentation the better you can detail your situation. Call 818-812-5639 or click here to schedule a free consultation with our Mental Health Claim Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry in Van Nuys today.

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