In a 24-hour, highly connected culture, there has been a major focus on maximizing productivity. There are seminars, podcasts, websites, and numerous articles dedicated to the subject. Phrases like “always be hustling” and “sleep is for the dead” are promoted as motivation. In the world of business, taking advantage of every minute of the day can seem necessary to find success, even if that means sacrificing a few hours of shut-eye.
It turns out, lost sleep can actually hurt productivity and profits. Companies lose an estimated $2280 per a year annually due to sleep deprivation according to Harvard University. Work itself is part of the problem for many. A study from Lexington Law found that 1 in 3 Americans are losing sleep due to work stress. Check out the infographic below to learn more about the business cost of sleep deprivation and what companies can do to reduce stress:
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