- March 22, 2022
- Posted by: Bastion team
- Category: World News
DENVER (KDVR) — New research shows Coloradans are getting fewer hours of sleep each night, and in turn it’s making a lot of us cranky.
Not only that, but it’s impacting our finances as well.
According to a new study, nearly a third of Denver adults are sleep deprived, getting less than 7 hours of shut-eye each night.
Experts say a lot of it has to do with financial stress.
There’s actually research linking smaller salaries to employees who are often dragging.
A study from the non-profit group ‘Rand’ shows a lack of sleep costs the U.S. about $411 billion in lost productivity each year.
Research from the National Center for Biotechnology Information indicates sleep deprivation and insomnia cost employers $2,280 annually per employee.
Some analysts say managers take this into account when it comes time to dole out pay raises.
“I would agree and then I also think it has a huge impact on just overall mental and physical well-being of our employees and those that are around us, our family members — it has a huge impact so it is nice to see stats like that are coming out, and it’s raising a lot of awareness to that,” said JD Velilla, Serta Simmons Bedding’s Head of Sleep Experience and a member of the Global Wellness Institute.
The research goes on to show sleep deprivation leads to the U.S. losing around 1.2 million working days a year.