The Enormous Cost of Sleep Deprivation

The Enormous Cost of Sleep Deprivation

In the United States, 1.2 million working days are lost every year due to insufficient sleep. 

Are you getting enough sleep every night? According to a new study from Rand Europe, sleep deprivation is a serious and costly problem for the globe's major economies. In the United States, 1.2 million working days are lost every year due to insufficient sleep, costing a whopping $411 billion. That equates to 2.28 percent of the country's GDP. Japan is also suffering the effects of sleep deprivation, losing 600,000 days and $138.6 billion annually.

This chart shows the estimated annual cost of insufficient sleep in GDP terms.

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