sleep at workThe quality and duration of sleep you are getting every night could be impacting your work, your company and of course your boss as well.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 40 million workers in the United States alone are not getting enough sleep, and that could be costing the companies they work for.

Harvard scientists are looking into billions of dollars in lost productivity because people are not operating at their peak. Many of the companies just had their busiest month to date for people coming in, for sleep related issues.

“Sleep is as important as eating and breathing and if we don’t sleep a good 6-8 hours a night, you are 4 times more likely to have a stroke..5 times more likely to develop hypertension, high blood pressure,” said Respiratory Therapist Mark Stegen.

Stegen recommends seeing a doctor if you believe you may have a sleep problem. He says they have new monitoring technology that can help make a diagnosis.

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