October 19, 2018

The State of Sleep & Mental Health

In too many workplaces sleep deprivation is worn as a badge of honor by those who believe sleeping less means achieving more. We hold fast to this ‘less is more’ mentality, even when research shows lack of sleep not only harms our health, but has negative impacts on our mood, concentration, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.

Lack of sleep has become so routine in American workplaces that in 2015 the Centers for Disease Control labeled sleep deprivation a serious public health concern after discovering that nearly 40% of working adults are sleep deprived.

To help employers better understand the extent of the problem, Castlight’s ecosystem partner, Sleepio, evaluated medical and pharmacy claims data from 650,000+ employees across 17 self-insured employers to create the first ever State of Sleep & Mental Health Report.

If you’ve ever wanted to ‘make the case’ for addressing sleep and mental health at your organization, this report contains all the information you’ll need. Inside you’ll find valuable data points such as a breakdown of the prevalence of insomnia across 5 major industries…

Data showing how much poor sleep costs employers in healthcare spend and disability, along with the impacts on productivity…

Insight into why poor sleepers are 3.7x more likely to be stressed than those who sleep well, along with groundbreaking new research revealing the bidirectional relationship between sleep and mental health….

And finally, you’ll hear from Laurie: a 32-year-old mother struggling to balance family and career while battling insomnia and ever mounting stress…

Read the report.

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