The cost of sleep deprivation

Nov 23, 2020
A RAND study found that lack of sleep costs the U.S. about $411 billion a year in lost productivity.
Right now, more than a third of Americans are feeling anxious and losing sleep as a result, according to the most recent Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
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Weighted blanket makers say they have our anxiety covered

Sep 1, 2020
If one consumer product could sum up our collective anxiety, this might be it.
The U.S. market for weighted blankets is about $220 million a year, but it's just a slice of a much bigger sleep market.
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Sleeping like a baby is a $325 million industry

Jan 16, 2017
Parents craving sleep are willing to try all sorts of gizmos, but experts caution against buying anything that makes claims about SIDS




Since Arlo was born three months ago his parents, Lindsay Barrick and  Jerry Talkington, haven’t gotten much sleep.
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Monsnoozin’

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Jul 24, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at irregular sleep schedules, the economic effects of monsoon weather on India and a 'sleeping sickness' in Kazakhstan.
About 40 percent of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep a night.
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The economics.... of sleep?

Jul 16, 2015
'Early to bed, early to rise' really does have a wealth effect, researchers find.

Debate over sleep holds up new trucking regulations

May 11, 2015
The industry is fighting a federal rule that prescribes when truckers must sleep.

Arianna Huffington wants you to sleep more

Mar 13, 2015
Media Guru Arianna Huffington touts the importance of sleep in her latest book

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One cost of starting high school later in the morning

Feb 11, 2015
Hitting the snooze button has its problems.

Technology can't make you fall asleep

Jan 22, 2015
... but it might help you sleep better.

Morning person, or night owl? It matters

Sep 9, 2014
Ethical thinking declines when employees work against their natural sleep schedule.