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Sleep Impacts

Immediate health and performance problems

  • Weakens immune system

  • 5x more reports of difficulties concentrating at work

  • 4x more reports of falling asleep at work 

  • 5x more reports of decreased productivity at work 

  • Impairs judgement & decision making

  • 3x higher likelihood of sustaining an injury 

  • 6x more likely to have had a car crash 

Long-term Health Effects

  • Obesity

  • 1.5x more likely to contract Type 2 diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • 2x more risk of stroke

  • 2x more likely to develop depression

  • 3x more likely to develop an anxiety disorder

  • 12% increase risk of death within the next 3 years 

Economic Impact

  • 51% increase in sick days. 

  • 4x more claims on a disability pension and deemed permanently unable to work. 

  • The equivalent of 6 working days lost per year, per employee due to presenteeism and absenteeism

  • Economic cost of poor sleep:

    • USA - $411 billion a year

    • Japan - $138 billion a year

    • UK - $50 billion a year

    • Germany $60 billion a year

    • Australia - $45 billion a year