If New Year’s resolutions don’t include getting the recommended amount of sleep, people may be unknowingly sabotaging themselves, reports EMissourian.

He pointed to a study involving Schneider trucking company to illustrate that point. The company gave CPAP machines (used to treat sleep apnea) to employees with and without the medical condition. All were required to use the machines, which kept track of how much sleep they had each night, said Dr. Kahn.

In the end, the company saw its medical claims go down, not just for people with sleep apnea, but the others too.

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