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Combat Sleep Deprivation at Work

Workplaces are getting back into the swing of things. And it’s the perfect time to assess Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) matters including an awareness of how sleep deprivation affects productivity, and your bottom line.

Sleep disorders account for 9.1% of work-related injuries and 7.6% of non work-related motor vehicle accidents. (Access Economics, 'The Value of Healthy Sleep', 2004). Sleep apnoea is the most common of these sleep disorders. The cost of work-related injuries attributable to sleep disorders was estimated to be approximately $3billion in 2004, with production disturbance costs of an additional $126million.

"The micro sleeps were becoming more common and I knew this, plus long distances, would lead most likely to a bad ending ..."
- Mort Philp