Sleep deprivation is a serious struggle for most Americans – and it’s taking a toll on your employees’ work, health and overall well-being. Between juggling their jobs along with a multitude of other responsibilities, many people have a hard time getting enough quality sleep each night, costing your business nearly $2,000 in lost productivity per employee each year. With sleep deprivation being named an “epidemic” by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s time to really understand how it impacts your employees and your business.
Last week, we launched the Virgin Pulse Institute, an evidence-based organization that puts research to work to help employees and companies thrive. Simultaneously, the Institute released its first joint research report conducted by the Virgin Pulse Institute and vielife, “Asleep on the Job: The Causes and Consequences of Employees’ Disrupted Sleep and How Employers Can Help.” The report features some hard-hitting figures – like that 40 percent of employees doze off during the day once a month.
Luckily, there’s a way employers can help. According to “Asleep on the Job”, employers can support their people in sleeping better immediately. All it takes is a little education, programs, and policies to drive better sleep. Best of all? Employees in the report were very grateful their employers offered assistance, with many saying they loved their companies for it.
Learn more about how sleep deprivation affects your workforce – and what you can do about it – in the infographic below.