If your patients think constantly being awake and productive is helping them, you may want to talk to them about it. Yahoo Health reports on how bad sleeping habits can drain your finances.
Meanwhile, the numbers suggest the country could have a tax-free economic stimulus simply by convincing Americans to sleep better. For instance, a 2011 study in the journal Sleep found that the average American worker wastes 11.3 days every year, adding up to $2,280 in lost productivity. The total cost for the nation: $63.2 billion.
“The fact is that man-made disasters ranging from the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger to the spilling of Exxon Valdez, and the chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, all have sleepiness as a primary contributing factor,” Wickwire says.