ATLANTA—May 15, 2020—Forbes ran an article on the importance of employee sleep as businesses look beyond the pandemic. Top insights include:
- “According to Kristjansson, estimates indicate that sleep problems affect as many as 45 percent of the U.S. population on a nightly basis, and poor sleep costs American companies hundreds of billions each year.”
- “‘Sleep disorders are linked with high-cost conditions like obesity, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and depression, to name a few,’ Kristjansson said. ‘In the U.S., one in four people suffers from sleep apnea, which is just one of more than 80 recognized sleep disorders. Sleep apnea and its associated conditions cost businesses an estimated $165 billion per year in healthcare spend—but the safety and productivity losses cost even more. Research estimates a loss of $320 billion in accidents, lost productivity and absenteeism on an annual basis.’”
- “As we return to the workplace, most CEOs have three things on their mind: supporting the health of their employees as the pandemic threat persists, increasing productivity with—for some—a leaner staff, and cutting costs to weather the economic downturn. Kristjansson says sleep addresses all three.”
- “As for cutting costs, Kristjansson says Nox Health’s SleepCharge platform has helped some of America’s largest employers save up to 23 percent on healthcare spend, just by improving employees’ sleep.”
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