Study: Sleepy workers make costly mistakes
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- A new study is a wake-up call about the toll sleep deprived workers take on the economy.
It seems insomnia costs a lot more than just a good night’s sleep.
A survey in “The Archives of General Psychiatry” links insomnia to a 40 percent rise in the risk of workplace accidents causing $500 or more in damage.
The authors estimate that insomnia is the cause of about seven percent of workplace accidents that cause financial loss – more than any other chronic condition.
They project the total loss to U.S. business is in the range of $31-billion per year.
The authors say their findings suggest that screening and treatment for insomnia to reduce workplace errors, accidents and injuries could have broad-based benefits.
Therefore, giving insomnia a rest would help us all sleep easier.
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