Los Angeles Times, New York Post report on economic impact of insomnia
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Last week, multiple news outlets including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Post reported that insomnia is costing the U.S. $63.2 billion in lost productivity. The average worker lost 11.3 days, or $2,280 because of insomnia. Most of the lost productivity due to insomnia was traced to workers who report to work, but are unproductive rather than absences. The reports were based on findings published in the September issue of SLEEP.