Sleep deprived workers costs global economies billions says new study

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A new study by RAND Europe shows there’s a direct correlation between a lack of sleep and a loss of work productivity.

CGTN’s Kevin Ozebek reports.

Sleep deprived workers costs global economies billions says new study

A new study by RAND Europe shows there's a direct correlation between a lack of sleep and a loss of work productivity. CGTN's Kevin Ozebek reports.

The firm surveyed thousands of people around the world and found a lack of sleep among the workforce is cutting economic growth.

Less productive workers due to sleep deprivation cost the U.K. economy $49 billion every year. Tired employees in Japan cut economic growth by $138 billion. And sleepy staff in the US eliminates a whopping $411 billion from the economy.

The researchers at RAND also are calling on employers to encourage good sleeping habits-which include a midday nap.

While it’s hard to get that ideal eight hours of sleep every night-research and experts say we have to try.


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