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The Sleep Science Doesn't Lie: Well-Rested Workers Are Better Employees

"Well-rested employees are better employees."

We're living in a golden age of sleep science if you ask Arianna Huffington.

And that's not even the good news. According to the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, employers are smelling the coffee when it comes to the price of sleep deprivation.

"Business leaders are waking up to the high cost of sleep deprivation on productivity, creativity, health care and ultimately, the bottom line," says Huffington.

In Canada, nearly one in four workers have called in sick over sleep-related issues. In the U.S., corporations have attached a price tag to poor sleep.

According to a Harvard study, lack of sleep accounts for 11.3 days’ worth of lost productivity each calendar year. That works out to the equivalent of $2,280.

For more how this awakening can impact workers, check out the videos above.

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Arianna Huffington is the former editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a website she co-founded in 2005.

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