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Sleep deprivation costs UK 40 billion pounds a year: study

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Sleep-deprived workers are costing the economy a whopping 40 billion pounds a year and face a higher risk of death, says a new study which urges employers to build nap rooms for their employees.

The calculation is based on tired employees being less productive or absent from work altogether.



Research firm Rand Europe, which used data from 62,000 people, said the loss equated to 1.86 per cent of economic growth.

The biggest impact was on health, with those sleeping less than six hours a night 13 per cent more likely to die than those sleeping between seven and nine hours.

The study evaluated the economic cost of insufficient sleep in the UK, US, Canada, and Japan.

The US loses 1.2 million working days a year, costing USD 411 billion or 2.28 per cent of the GDP. loses 600,000 working days a year, costing USD 138 billion or 2.92 per cent of the GDP.

The study noted that loses 200,000 working days a year, costing USD 60 billion, or 1.56 per cent of the while loses 80,000 working days a year due to sleep deprivation, costing USD 21.4 billion or 1.35 per cent of the GDP.

And while the impact of tired workers in the may sound bad, it still ranked better than both the US and which lost the most working days due to lack of sleep.

The report called on employers to recognise and promote the importance of sleep, urging them to build nap rooms.

It said they should also discourage staff from "extended use" of electronic devices after working hours.

Individuals were advised to wake up at the same time each day and exercise during the day to improve their sleep.

According to the study, the "healthy daily sleep range" is between seven and nine hours per night.

"The effects from a lack of sleep are massive. Sleep deprivation not only influences an individual's health and wellbeing but has a significant impact on a nation's economy," said Marco Hafner, a research leader at Rand and the report's main author.

Hafner said small changes could make a big difference, saying if those in the currently sleeping under six hours a night increased this to between six and seven hours it would add 24 billion pounds to the UK's economy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Sleep deprivation costs UK 40 billion pounds a year: study

Sleep-deprived workers are costing the UK economy a whopping 40 billion pounds a year and face a higher risk of death, says a new study which urges employers to build nap rooms for their employees. The calculation is based on tired employees being less productive or absent from work altogether. Research firm Rand Europe, which used data from 62,000 people, said the loss equated to 1.86 per cent of economic growth. The biggest impact was on health, with those sleeping less than six hours a night 13 per cent more likely to die than those sleeping between seven and nine hours. The study evaluated the economic cost of insufficient sleep in the UK, US, Canada, Germany and Japan. The US loses 1.2 million working days a year, costing USD 411 billion or 2.28 per cent of the GDP. Japan loses 600,000 working days a year, costing USD 138 billion or 2.92 per cent of the GDP. The study noted that Germany loses 200,000 working days a year, costing USD 60 billion, or 1.56 per cent of the GDP ... Sleep-deprived workers are costing the economy a whopping 40 billion pounds a year and face a higher risk of death, says a new study which urges employers to build nap rooms for their employees.

The calculation is based on tired employees being less productive or absent from work altogether.

Research firm Rand Europe, which used data from 62,000 people, said the loss equated to 1.86 per cent of economic growth.

The biggest impact was on health, with those sleeping less than six hours a night 13 per cent more likely to die than those sleeping between seven and nine hours.

The study evaluated the economic cost of insufficient sleep in the UK, US, Canada, and Japan.

The US loses 1.2 million working days a year, costing USD 411 billion or 2.28 per cent of the GDP. loses 600,000 working days a year, costing USD 138 billion or 2.92 per cent of the GDP.

The study noted that loses 200,000 working days a year, costing USD 60 billion, or 1.56 per cent of the while loses 80,000 working days a year due to sleep deprivation, costing USD 21.4 billion or 1.35 per cent of the GDP.

And while the impact of tired workers in the may sound bad, it still ranked better than both the US and which lost the most working days due to lack of sleep.

The report called on employers to recognise and promote the importance of sleep, urging them to build nap rooms.

It said they should also discourage staff from "extended use" of electronic devices after working hours.

Individuals were advised to wake up at the same time each day and exercise during the day to improve their sleep.

According to the study, the "healthy daily sleep range" is between seven and nine hours per night.

"The effects from a lack of sleep are massive. Sleep deprivation not only influences an individual's health and wellbeing but has a significant impact on a nation's economy," said Marco Hafner, a research leader at Rand and the report's main author.

Hafner said small changes could make a big difference, saying if those in the currently sleeping under six hours a night increased this to between six and seven hours it would add 24 billion pounds to the UK's economy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Sleep deprivation costs UK 40 billion pounds a year: study

Sleep-deprived workers are costing the economy a whopping 40 billion pounds a year and face a higher risk of death, says a new study which urges employers to build nap rooms for their employees.

The calculation is based on tired employees being less productive or absent from work altogether.

Research firm Rand Europe, which used data from 62,000 people, said the loss equated to 1.86 per cent of economic growth.

The biggest impact was on health, with those sleeping less than six hours a night 13 per cent more likely to die than those sleeping between seven and nine hours.

The study evaluated the economic cost of insufficient sleep in the UK, US, Canada, and Japan.

The US loses 1.2 million working days a year, costing USD 411 billion or 2.28 per cent of the GDP. loses 600,000 working days a year, costing USD 138 billion or 2.92 per cent of the GDP.

The study noted that loses 200,000 working days a year, costing USD 60 billion, or 1.56 per cent of the while loses 80,000 working days a year due to sleep deprivation, costing USD 21.4 billion or 1.35 per cent of the GDP.

And while the impact of tired workers in the may sound bad, it still ranked better than both the US and which lost the most working days due to lack of sleep.

The report called on employers to recognise and promote the importance of sleep, urging them to build nap rooms.

It said they should also discourage staff from "extended use" of electronic devices after working hours.

Individuals were advised to wake up at the same time each day and exercise during the day to improve their sleep.

According to the study, the "healthy daily sleep range" is between seven and nine hours per night.

"The effects from a lack of sleep are massive. Sleep deprivation not only influences an individual's health and wellbeing but has a significant impact on a nation's economy," said Marco Hafner, a research leader at Rand and the report's main author.

Hafner said small changes could make a big difference, saying if those in the currently sleeping under six hours a night increased this to between six and seven hours it would add 24 billion pounds to the UK's economy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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