According to the Society of Human Resource Management, a growing number of employers are looking for ways to address sleep apnea and insomnia among their employees. A recent SHRM article by Kaiser Health news’ Phil Galewitz says rising healthcare costs are driving companies to address this issue.
Hartford Financial Services has been actively helping employees deal with sleep issues. After two thousand of their workers completed a six-week education program by London-based Sleepio, on average, they reported gaining seven hours of sleep each week.
The company began looking into sleep issues after it found that employees diagnosed with insomnia have more than double the average health costs. Another reason to help employees cure sleep issues is that those who sleep better are likely more productive.