There are three main reasons why an employer should care about sleep quality: health and safety at work, productivity, and group insurance plan costs, reports The Insurance & Investment Journal.
“That’s not nothing. It’s five weeks, 25 lost working days per insomniac employee,” he says. The costs are estimated at $5,000 per year for each employee with a sleep disorder.For sleep apnea, which affects 2 to 10 per cent of workers depending on the study, it can sometimes take up to eight years to consult a professional. For a company of 100 employees, if two of them have to wait eight years before having access to treatment, the bill related to this single sleep disorder would reach $80,000, he says.