American Dream: How the Right Mattress Can Help Your Work Life
Americans today live in a culture of sleep deprivation and it may be hurting us more than we know. While sleeplessness is often viewed as a sign of commitment to one's craft or company, there are very real risks in the workplace that can be associated with a lack of quality rest.
A recent post from our friends at Certi-PUR shed some light on the subject and pointed us in the direction of a recent initiative launched by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. The statistics they share are eye-opening:
- One survey shows that 37 percent of today’s workers are sleep-deprived, which increases both the risk and incidence of employee accidents, vehicle crashes and other severe consequences.
- According to the National Safety Council, fatigued workers cost employers about $1,200 to $3,100 per employee in declining job performance each year, while sleepy workers are estimated to cost employers $136 billion a year in health-related lost productivity. Check out the organization’s Cost of Fatigue calculator.
- Driving to and from work can be dangerous for the over-tired. Projections from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicate that drowsy driving causes an average of 328,000 motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year, including 6,400 fatal crashes.
In order to thrive and stay safe in the workplace, we clearly need to prioritize our sleep. Great news, friends. We can help you there!
We've been in the bedding industry for decades and have learned that using the right materials and even customizing the feel and properties of a mattress can go a long way in terms of improving an individual's quality of sleep and, in turn, their health and even their productivity.
So whether it's our mattress customization program for our neighbors in the greater Indianapolis area, or our trustworthy and comfortable Alpha mattress that is available nationwide, we hope you'll consider investing in your sleep as you prioritize a healthy, rested, and productive work life.