Lack of sleep among the U.S. working population is costing 2.28% of the GDP because of lower productivity levels and a higher risk of mortality. Each year employees lose 1.2 million working days a year, and experience 13% increased risk of mortality. Researchers estimated that increasing nightly sleep by 1-1-1/2 hours per night could add $226.4 billion to the U.S. economy.
PositiveTip: Are you sleeping enough? Daily physical activity, set bedtimes, and limited use of electronic devices before bed can help.