The cost of sleep deprivation in the work place

The cost of sleep deprivation in the work place is huge.

The Centre for Disease Control has declared insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels.

This is not just an American or a UK problem, it’s a world problem.

Besides impairing health and wellbeing, existing evidence suggests that sleep plays an important part in determining cognitive performance and workplace productivity. Lack of sleep can lead to more traffic accidents, industrial accidents, medical errors, and loss of work productivity.

The consequences and related economic costs of insufficient sleep are huge.

Cost of Sleep Deprivation

There are many serious health issues associated with sleep deprivation such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and strokes.

Our general performance is radically reduced when we’re sleep deprived due to the effect on the brain.

Cost and impact of Sleep Deprivation in the work place


Sleep is a critical pillar of health and an area of wellbeing somewhat overlooked.

If a team member is sleeping badly it will affect their mood, ability to concentrate and perform tasks.

According to the American National Saftey Council a fatigued worker productivity costs employers $1,200 to $3,100 per employee annually.

Whilst mental health in the workplace is in the spotlight currently, sleep has got to be part of any workplace wellbeing programme.


Cost and impact of Sleep Deprivation in the work place

Quick wins to help engage your team in prioritising sleep

PDF download with useful tips on how to get a good night’s sleep. Please do share with your team. Click the image for the download.

Top 10 sleep tips

Thank you Anandi for the wonderful and amazing sharing on the Sleepology programme. The teams have improved tremendously on their sleep knowledge and are confident after your coaching. This information on life changing habits will continue to be embraced by the team”

Angie Tai, Manager, One and Only Reethi Rah, Maldives.

“During a time when the world experienced drastic change and with many of our employees reporting they felt more restless and weren’t sleeping well over the last 10 months, we approached Anandi to be part of Captify’s wellness programme. Anandi has now delivered three virtual workshops, tailored to include our employee sleep treats gift box and inspiring our employees to understand their own personal sleep type. Anandi delivered advice, tips and practical exercises our employees can adopt into their everyday lives. Employees were impressed with the interactive nature of the workshops and realisation how breath and physical nourishment impacts a quality night’s sleep which is fundamental to being healthier and happier. Thanks again Anandi”

Sophie Theadom VP Of People, Captify

Get in touch if you’d like more information on team workshops or the Sleepology by Anandi® programme.

Read the full Rand report on the economic cost of sleep deprivation here.