Employers are waking up to the benefits of helping employees get enough sleep, reports businessinsurance.com.

“A lot of employers are asking questions about (sleep) and exploring exactly what they can do” for their employees, said Stephanie Pronk, Minneapolis-based senior vice president at benefit consultant Aon Hewitt.

Employers recognize that sleep issues extend beyond those that come with shift work and “definitely can have an impact on the business environment,” Ms. Pronk said.