A Forbes report examines the issue of sleep health and its impact on the workplace.
The first set of findings highlights that our work definitely makes us lose sleep. For the very first time, a Withings study on sleep patterns was able to quantify the exact amount of sleep that people actually lose because of work.
During the week, employees typically sleep 40 minutes less than on weekends. Assuming weekend sleep is what we really need, our work is basically costing us more than 3 hours of sleep per week.
Work-related sleep loss can be measured during the week. It can also be measured during the course of a lifetime. As Withings research showed, people begin to sleep about 20 extra minutes a day when they retire, around the age of 65 . Clearly they have a lot of catching up to do.