Overworked and overtired people has become the new norm for many.

The National Safety Council ran a study that showed 37% of workers are sleep-deprived and that can lead to a decrease of safety performances in the work space. The National Sleep Foundation says, “highly sleepy workers are 70 percent more likely to be involved in accidents than non-sleepy workers and workers with chronic insomnia are far more likely than well-rested individuals to report industrial accidents or injuries.”

The study also found 62% of night shift workers complain about sleep loss and that a tired worker productivity costs employers between $1,200 and $3,100 per employee per year. They also warned about the risk of drowsy driving, turns out being awake for over 20 hours is equivalent to being legally drunk and losing even two hours of sleep is very similar to the effect of having three beers.

Even though a good seven to nine hour sleep is advised, the National Health Interview Survey reports that 30% of people sleep less than six hours. And this sleep deprivation could potentially lead to depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses.

Remember a good night sleep is not a novelty, it’s a necessity.


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