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Lack of Sleep Costs US Economy $411 Billion

Lack of sleep costs the U.S. economy up to $411 billion, according to a new report. According to the RAND Corporation study called “Why Sleep Matters,” lack of sleep also increases the risk of death by 13 percent and leads to the loss of 1.2 million working days every year. Making sure to get at least six or seven hours of sleep per night could add $226.4 billion to the economy. "Our study shows that the effects from a lack of sleep are massive,” said Marco Hafner, a research...

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