Many a public servant is grinding through life sleeping as little as possible and earning a non existent badge of honor in our current society. Unfortunately, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” is often an expedited self-fulfilling prophecy. This session will outline the mental and physical challenges faced due to acute and chronic sleep deprivation and detail steps to improve and accumulate restorative sleep.
Annette Zapp is an 18-year veteran of the fire service and holds the rank of Lieutenant. She owns FireSQFitness, a coaching business dedicated to elevating the mental and physical wellness of fire fighters worldwide. Annette has earned a master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and is a NSCA CSCS and TSAC-F. In 2020, she served on an Illinois Senate task force focused on mitigating first responder suicide. Zapp is an adjunct faculty at the University of Denver in the graduate program for Sport Coaching and is a recognized industry leader in the field of firefighter health and wellness.