The Focus on Sleep
Based on self-reporting from the StayWell current program database, up to 39% of our program participants get less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep each day. This lack of sleep causes U.S. workers to perform at subpar levels. Harvard researchers estimate that sleep deprivation costs U.S. companies $63.2 billion in lost productivity – per year.1
We know, lack of sleep over an extended period of time leads to various adverse health effects, including weight gain, depression and increased risk of heart attack.
Based on our successful history of behavior change engagement, we know that before change can take place, participants need to understand the topic and be able to evaluate their current behaviors. The first sleep-related program StayWell is releasing will focus on a sleep awareness building tool.
The new Sleep Learning Modules focus on a four-part learning series, encompassing multiple aspects of sleep.
Three learning modules build an understanding of sleep related topics:
- Sleep and your health
- Sleep-weight connection
Tracking tool allows participants to evaluate their current sleep levels:
- Sleep tracking (manual and device integration)
The program will educate participants on a holistic view of how their health is affected by sleep. The program covers how diet and exercise, lifestyle behaviors and daily stress affect our sleep patterns and quality. With the importance of this topic, and the impact it can make on your bottom line, look for more modules coming on this topic from StayWell!
1 Amin, M. M., Graber, M., Ahmad, K., Manta, D., Hossain, S., Belisova, Z., Cheney, W., Gold, M. S., & Gold, A. R. (2012). The Effects of a Mid-Day Nap on the Neurocognitive Performance of First-Year Medical Residents: A Controlled Interventional Pilot Study. Academic Medicine, 87(10), 1428- 1433.