Counting the Cost of Too Little Sleep

Did you know that Americans are sleeping significantly less than decades prior? In fact, a recent university study found that modern day Americans tend to sleep only 6 hours per night, which is 1 to 2 hours less than they did 60 years ago.

While there are a number of reasons for this decrease, sleep disorders have grown to be one of the most prominent. For example, not only do sleep disorders inflict among 50 to 70 million Americans, but insomnia-related workplace accidents cost employers an estimate of $15 billion to $92 billion annually.

Outside of sleep disorders, shift work has also played a notable role, as the 22 million American shift workers have been documented sleeping 2 to 4 hours less than average Americans.

If you are interested in learning more about sleep deficiency and how it is causing more workplace injuries, feel free to view this educational resource.

Taylor Fallon is a contributing writer for Circa Interactive, a digital marketing agency in higher education. The company is based in San Diego. To contact Fallow, email taylordfallon@gmail.com.

Posted on Aug 02, 2016


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