Sleep Deprived Workers Take a Toll on the Economy

(NBC NEWS)- - A lack of sleep among American workers is taking a toll on their health -- and the nation's economy.

A new study from the Rand Corporation found sleep deprivation leads to the loss of more than one million working days a year.

Researchers estimate this absenteeism -- along with a tired, less productive workforce -- costs the economy up to $411 billion dollars a year.

People who sleep less than six hours a night also have a 13 percent higher risk of early death than those who get seven to nine hours of shut-eye.

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