Sleepy employees cost companies $31B annualy
Trying to find ways to make your workforce more productive? The solution may lie in an employees home instead of the workplace. In the October issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry the article The Associations of Insomnia With Costly Workplace Accidents and Errors estimates that insomnia is responsible for 274,000 workplace accidents and errors each year, costing about $31 billion in extra costs for organizations.
Results from the America Insomnia Survey found that 7.2% of all costly workplace accidents and errors and 23.7% of all the costs of these incidents. Many wellness programs focus on weight loss and smoking cessation. A program designed to encourage healthy sleeping habits would certainly increase productivity as well as safety.