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Yawn = lost productivity


September 4, 2011
by ken

Insomnia is costing the US 63 billion dollars in lost productivityCNN

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Survey finds 23% of workers experience some form of insomnia
  • Insomniacs were no more likely than their well-rested peers to miss work
  • But they cost their employers equivalent of 7.8 days of work in lost productivity

(Health.com) — People who have trouble sleeping rarely see their problem as an illness that requires treatment,or as an acceptable reason to call in sick. That mind-set may be hurting employers and employees alike by compelling people with insomnia to drag themselves to work and sleepwalk through the day,a new study suggests.

Researchers surveyed 7,428 employed people across the U.S. and found that 23% experienced some form of insomnia — such as difficulty falling asleep or nighttime waking — at least three times a week during the previous month, for at least 30 minutes at a stretch.     Read entire zzzzzzzzzzz

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