Lack of sleep costs $50b an­nu­ally

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Sleep de­pri­va­tion is cost­ing the econ­omy more than $50 bil­lion an­nu­ally, a re­port said on Tues­day. The re­port found that 39.8 per­cent of Aus­tralians were not get­ting enough sleep. Al­most 400 Aus­tralians die each year as a re­sult of driv­ing or op­er­at­ing heavy ma­chin­ery while fa­tigued. Dorothy Bruck, chair of the Sleep Health Foun­da­tion, said 7.4 mil­lion Aus­tralians suf­fered from a lack of sleep. Sleep de­pri­va­tion can be a con­tribut­ing fac­tor in heart dis­ease, stroke, di­a­betes and de­pres­sion.

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