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$136 billion

What “sleepy workers cost employees in health-related lost productivity,” according to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. That’s “about $1,200 to $3,100 per employee in declining job performance each year.”

100 million

People worldwide suffer from sleep apnea, according to Royal Philips. Sleep apnea is a deadly sleep disorder that causes sufferers to stop breathing. (It killed Carrie Fisher.) Yet globally, 80 percent remain undiagnosed.

43 percent

Americans who say they get so little sleep, they might “jeopardize safety at work and on the roads,” according to the National Safety Council.

15 percent

Employees who “often lose sleep over work,” according to Accountemps. Interestingly, 13 percent say they never lose sleep over work.

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