Briefly summarizes why sleep health improvement should be an integral part of employee wellness benefits
Employee well-being and overall productivity begins with the three pillars of health: Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise. Many employers have adopted benefit programs that promote and reinforce healthy lifestyles in terms of nutrition and exercise.
However, sleep health programs are far less common, and those that do exist tend to focus on quantity of sleep.
Regenerative, restful sleep is essential to individual health and productivity during waking, workplace hours. Countless studies have shown the importance of quality sleep in improving employee productivity, reducing absenteeism rates, lowering long-term health care costs, and mitigating risk of workplace injuries. Best of all, benefits program that convey employer concern for employee well-being provide compelling reasons for individuals to join and stay with an employer.