Insomnia costing US economy $63 billion per year

The Daily blog says that 23% of Americans suffer from insomnia, and this translates to $63 billion of lost productivity each year.

An employee suffering from insomnia loses around 11 days a year in work — not because they call in sick, but because they don’t complete as much as they otherwise would. The loss adds up to more than $2,000 a year, per person, in lost workplace capital.

In the article, Dr Christine McCrae of Florida’s Sleep Research Lab advised that cutting out afternoon caffeine has a high success rate, and can be a better solution in the long-term than medication.


  1. […] in the war to be more productive. How bad is a lack of sleep? Going to work sleepy is like losing 11 workdays out of the year. People who get enough sleep (the exact hours vary widely) are much better at making […]

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