Why Sleep Matters

Sleep is the 3rd pillar of health (along with nutrition and exercise)

HEALTH EFFECTS

One-third of U.S. adults don’t get enough sleep. This is linked to higher rates of many chronic health diseases.

HEALTHCARE EFFECTS

An insomnia diagnosis is associated with 26% higher healthcare utilization costs.

FINANCIAL EFFECTS

Lack of sleep costs the U.S. economy over $400 billion dollars every year (over 2% of the U.S. GDP). This is roughly $2,500 per employee every year.

MORTALITY EFFECTS

In the largest sleep study to date, the mortality rate among people taking sleeping pills was shown to be over 4x greater than those not using sleeping pills.

Sleep apnea is also very common – it’s as prevalent as type 2 diabetes and more common than adult asthma. It affects nearly 20 million Americans!

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