Sleep Disorders in the Workplace – Costing Lives Costing Money
Are Sleep Disorders Jeopardizing Employee Safety? Public Safety? Employee Engagement and Productivity?
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:
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-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:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- cognitive dysfunction
- accidental death
- memory Issues
- immune suppression
- 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.