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Sleep - Management, Employees and Productivity

According to the CDC, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Lack of sleep may lead to poor concentration and reduced ability to remember things.

Chart: Self-reported Sleep-related Difficulties Among Adults ≥20 Years, 2005-2006 & 2007-2008. 23.2% (49.2 mil) concentrating on things; 18.2% (38.8 mil) remembering things; 13.3% (28.2 mil) working on hobbies; 11.3% (24.0 mil) driving or taking public transportation; 10.5% (22.3 mil) taking care of financial affairs; 8.6% (18.3 mil) performing employed or volunteer work.
Sleep is important to your health and work life.  Sleep insufficiency linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, medical and other occupational errors.  Unintentionally falling asleep, nodding off while driving, and having difficulty performing daily tasks because of sleepiness all may contribute to hazardous outcomes. 

Persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity.

Sleep insufficiency may be caused by broad scale societal factors such as round-the-clock access to technology and work schedules, but sleep disorders such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea also play an important role.

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