TABLE 4-1Annual Economic Impact of Sleep Problems Due to Late Shifts

Cost (billions $)
Reduced manufacturing productivity 50.0
Increased motor vehicle accidents 5.7
Increased industrial accidents 4.0
Increased accidents, injuries, and deaths at work 2.5
Increase in other medical and psychiatric illnesses 2.0
Personnel turnover and retraining 1.0

From: 4, Functional and Economic Impact of Sleep Loss and Sleep-Related Disorders

Cover of Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research; Colten HR, Altevogt BM, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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