Productivity and economic losses due to citizens not getting enough sleep are concerns that are not limited to the US. Swissinfo.ch discusses how sleep debt is affecting the country of Switzerland.
Well-rested people are more productive, fully-functioning, cause fewer accidents and are in a better mood. Already some HR departments in Switzerland are taking an interest in sleep. “They are aware that healthy and well-rested employees have a positive impact on workplace absences.”
In comparison, sleep deficit is a risk and costs society money. In Switzerland, the cost is estimated at CHF1.5 billion ($1.6 billion).