Manufacturing Business Technology: Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH, discusses how employers and workers can cooperate to ensure ideal sleep.

The first author, Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH, calls for a culture shift among employers and employees when it comes to valuing sleep. 

“This is really a shared responsibility,” Gurubhagavatula said. “We have a tendency to deprioritize sleep. There’s even a certain amount of machismo around being able to operate on very little sleep. One thing is to notice [you] need sleep the same way [you] need food or air or water. It’s a biological imperative for all of us that we get sufficient sleep and it’s an appropriate quality.”