Thirty-eight percent of working Americans – more than 54 million people – report being sleep deprived, according to a new survey by the National Safety Council. That fatigue can affect the ability to think clearly, make informed decisions and be productive and, in turn, avoid accidents. Workers with sleep problems have more than 1.5 times higher risk of being injured. Further, fatigue is estimated to cost employers $136 billion a year in health-related lost productivity, and more than 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder.
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