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Lack of sleep costing Australian economy billions of dollars

Tom Elliott
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Not getting enough sleep won’t just put you in a bad mood, it’s also negatively impacting our economy.

Professor David Hillman, Deputy Chair of the Sleep Health Foundation told Tom Elliott sleep deprivation is a global epidemic, costing the economy $66 billion.

“That’s each year,” he said.

“Of that $66 billion, $26.2 billion are hard dollar costs the other $40 billion relates to loss of life quality.

“There’s a health cost in there, there’s a productivity loss cost and there’s an accident cost in there.”

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Tom admitted he only gets about six hours sleep a night.

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