Some people wear their sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. If they sleep less, they think they’ll get more done. As long as they don’t keel over into their bowl of soup at lunch, they figure they’re doing pretty well. CNN has suggested sleep problems are reaching epidemic proportions, and the National Commission on Sleep Disorders puts the price tag at $150 billion dollars each year in higher stress and reduced productivity.
This article does a great job pointing out a few things: People who are sleep deprived have more accidents at work. Research links diabetes and obesity with lack of sleep. People who haven’t slept well make more errors at work. They also tend to be more irritable.