HealthCare Consumerism Radio features Jeffrey Durmer, MD, PhD, co-founder and chief medical officer, FusionHealth, who speaks about sleep in corporate wellness initiatives.

A rise in wellness initiatives is helping to curb the growing health care crisis and its effect on productivity, health care costs and overall marketplace competitiveness of U.S. companies; however, there is one major, unifying component that is still missing from the vast majority of wellness programs, and it is not only required for health promotion, disease prevention and workplace productivity — but it is essential to the success of exercise and nutrition-based health gains as well. The missing pillar of health and success for U.S. business is the rest and recovery of its workforce.