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Many large corporations and even smaller business are almost certain to employ workers with serious but untreated sleep disorders. (Sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, shift worker sleep disorders)

Sleep disorders may lead to sleep loss and have a major impact in the workplace because is may increase medical problems such as obesity, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes. Sleep loss can have an impact on the employee’s ability to make good sound decisions affecting the business as a whole.

Sleep statistics from the National Sleep Foundation:

• 51% of the American workforce report that sleepiness on the job interferes with the amount of work they get done.
• 40% admit that the quality of their work suffers when they're sleepy.
• 68% say that sleepiness interferes with their concentration and makes handling stress on the job more difficult.
• 19% report making occasional or frequent work errors due to sleepiness.
• 24% have difficulty getting up for work two or more workdays per week.
• 7% of all workers admit to having changed jobs in order to get more sleep.
• 68% of shift workers report problems sleeping.

“One estimate of the cost of sleep related workplace productivity is $150 Billion dollars”

Report of the National commission on Sleep Disorders Research submitted to the US Congress and Department of Health and Human services, April 1993.

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