Now your job will give you seminars in how to sleep properly. What will be the outcome — or requirements — when they realize that sleep has an effect on overall health — and Health Care Costs?
[WSJ] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 40.6 million American workers, or 30% of the civilian workforce, don’t get enough rest. And the Harvard scientists estimated in 2011 that sleep deprivation costs U.S. companies $63.2 billion in lost productivity per year, mainly because of “presenteeism,” people showing up for work but operating at subpar levels.
Aside: aaaaahahahahahahahahaaaaa “Present-ee-ism” Izzat like voting “Present” 129 times in 143 days?
Managers at a growing number of concerns, among them Procter & Gamble Co., PG +0.02% and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., GS -0.42% are waking up to the problem, investing in programs from sleep-hygiene courses to melatonin-regulating lighting to help employees improve their slumber.
…neither [ Goldman Sachs Group Inc.] nor [D.E. Shaw & Co] would comment directly about why they’re addressing employees’ sleep habits.
Here’s another thing:
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