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Study: The High Cost of Sleep-Deprived Workers

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SEATTLE -- Exhausted workers, who don't get enough sleep, are costing American employers a small fortune. New research from the National Safety Council and the Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative shows that a company with 1,000 workers stands to lose $1.4 million dollars a year. The study also finds that the cost of sleep-deprived employees jumps to $80 million a year for the average-sized Fortune 500 company.

On the KOMO Midday News (weekdays 1-3pm), the National Safety Council’s Emily Whitcomb talked about the results. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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