Losing Sleep Isn't Just Bad For Your Health — It's Bad For The Economy
Researchers estimate sleep deprivation is costing the U.S. economy $411 billion a year.By Katherine Biek | November 30, 2016
Like many people, you probably haven't been getting enough sleep. And it's not just bad for your health — it's also bad for the global economy.
Lack of sleep can cause reduced productivity and is linked to a higher mortality rate. According to a report from research institute RAND Europe, that has a price tag. And it could be costing the U.S. economy roughly $411 billion a year.
The report also estimated insufficient sleep is costing the country about 1.2 million working days.