Sleep Deprived Workers Take a Toll on the Economy


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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