Addressing Sleep Disorders in the Workplace

Sleep Disorders in the Workplace  – Costing Lives Costing Money

Are Sleep Disorders Jeopardizing Employee Safety? Public Safety? Employee Engagement and Productivity?

The cost of Sleep disorders - Best In Corporate HealthThe economic burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea among American adults is approximately $149.6 billion in 2015. Sleep Apnea is only  1/80 possible sleep disorders.

 

 

Average 20% of workforce affected by Sleep Dysfunction…Impact:

  • 50% less productive
  • 3.6 X more in medical claims costs
  • unknowingly, are responsible for 80% of healthcare costs
  • 3 X more likely to cause workplace accidents
  • 2.2 X more likely to cause extended disability
  • 242% more sick days

Cost of 3 most common sleep dysfunctions:

Sleep disorders - the cost
Financial cost of 3 most common sleep disorders….cost on health?

Chronic disease management – a central focus of an effective employee wellness program – must include sleep analyses and the ability to deal with the results.

Sleep disorders Sleep apnea Best in Corporate Health

Sleep-related disorders are common in the general adult population. We have an aging population. As the population ages, sleep disorders increase.

A serious misconception among clinicians and the public is that this increased prevalence is normal and expected aspect of aging.  As a result, these issues are often underinvestigated, or completely ignored.

Higher incidence of sleep disorders is often the result of the increased presence of medical, and psychosocial comorbidities in this population.

Getting healthy, restorative sleep is a central focus of Best In Corporate Health health risk assessments. If a sleep disorder is detected, your employees can be enrolled in a sleep recovery program.

Sleep deprivation  leads to higher risk of chronic health problems including:

  • Health Risk Assessments and sleephigh blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • Alzheimers
  • obesity
  • diabesity
  • cognitive dysfunction
  • accidental death
  • memory Issues
  • immune suppression
  • depression
  • moodiness
  • metabolic syndrome
  • hormonal dysfunction
  • greater vulnerability to colds and flu
  • premature aging
  • alcohol use

According to Harvard Medical School, for people with hypertension, one night without enough sleep can cause elevated blood pressure all through the next day.

According to a British study, those who had cut their sleep from seven to five hours or fewer a night doubled their risk of death from all causes, particularly from cardiovascular disease.

Sleep is a central focus of our health risk assessments. Sleep is insinuated in every aspect of our health.

We provide assessment, sleep recovery programs,  use sleep monitoring health technologies and access to sleep coaches.