SleepRate, a company that helps improve sleep for better health, announced to employers its “Global Sleep Fix” challenge.

During the promotion, people can download the SleepRate app for free and use it for 12 months. They will receive a personalized sleep evaluation report, provided that sleep is tracked for a minimum of 3 nights within a 7-day period.

Global Sleep Fix will launch on September 5 and run through to October 3.

Anda Baharav, MD, founder and chief scientist of SleepRate, says in a release, “Many employers have woken up to the fact that the best way to address issues such as absenteeism and productivity in the work place is by investing in programs that improve health and wellbeing, offering perks such as subsidized gym membership or offering emotional counseling. However, the importance of good quality sleep is often missed.

“There are simple changes we can make to help our sleep, from keeping more regular bed-time and waking hours to understanding triggers that lead to poor quality sleep. Employers need to take sleep as seriously as the health problems of their employees, and ensure they are doing what they can to support their staff.”

Baharav has collaborated with Stanford University’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to develop a sleep app SleepRate, based on protocols and content licensed from Stanford University, to help everyone get a better night’s sleep.

Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council, says, “It is widely recognized that lack of sleep can affect employee productivity and wellbeing. In today’s modern life there are even more distractions, from social media and games on our phones last thing at night to the pull of watching the next pre-recorded Game of Thrones episode, as we can’t wait to find out what happens next. We don’t really think about the long-term consequences. Here at The Sleep Council we are fully behind the Global Sleep Fix Challenge, supporting our Sleeptember initiative. We would encourage employers to join Global Sleep Fix and everyone to get involved to get a better night’s sleep. Who doesn’t want to sleep better?”

Britney Blair, PsyD, Stanford University School of Medicine, says, “For years we have known how important sleep is for our health, wellbeing, and overall productivity, but sadly millions of people around the world continue to get insufficient or poor-quality sleep. The team at SleepRate is committed to changing this frightening reality. I am hopeful many employers recognize the importance of sleep for their employees health and productivity and support their staff by signing up to Global Sleep Fix to encourage getting a better night’s sleep.

How Can Employers Get Involved in the Global Sleep Fix Challenge?

  • Download the posters and company materials
  • Top Tips compendium that can be used on your workplace intranet site
  • Distribute via email news about the launch of Global Sleep Fix on September 5 (template email provided) to their employees
  • Set up your own challenge either between teams in the workplace or even some of your main competitors for fun
  • Track improvements in your company’s sleep

Working directly with the human resources departments, SleepRate aims to drive awareness around the importance of quality sleep and work place satisfaction and performance. To get your workplace involved, visit and enter a workplace email, following which you will receive a free business kit.