First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Shannon FarrellFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Stephen Burrows and Professor Jill Wellner

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Sleep is vital for human beings and when this essential component is overlooked, the consequences are severe. These consequences do not simply target the person suffering from inadequate sleep, but rather have a spiral effect within the workplace. Inadequate sleep drastically increases work absenteeism, leading to major work productivity losses. The consequences of inadequate sleep transcend the detrimental physiological effects on the person and ultimately lead to a severe financial burden on the economy. Research has shown a correlation between various malaises and inadequate sleep. From cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and myocardial infarctions to uncontrolled diabetes and stroke, it is no wonder why the studies about adequate sleep are coming to the forefront. Sleep is a modifiable risk factor for each of these malaises and its importance should never be undermined. These malaises in addition to an overworked and exhausted person are leading to major increases in work absenteeism as well as decreased work productivity. These financial losses are stacking up and fast, leading to a major economic burden. The issue of inadequate sleep has gone unnoticed for far too long and its consequences are reaching a breaking point. Its increasing prevalence in the current society is only worsening the consequences within both the human body and the workplace. The time is now to stop this trend and start getting more sleep, in order to halt these taxing consequences on the physiology of human beings and the finances of the economy.

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-G: Honors Capstone Professors Stephen Burrows & Jill Wellner

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Shannon Farrell, Nursing Major, Class of 2022, Honors Student.

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The Detrimental Effects of Inadequate Sleep on the Economy

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Sleep is vital for human beings and when this essential component is overlooked, the consequences are severe. These consequences do not simply target the person suffering from inadequate sleep, but rather have a spiral effect within the workplace. Inadequate sleep drastically increases work absenteeism, leading to major work productivity losses. The consequences of inadequate sleep transcend the detrimental physiological effects on the person and ultimately lead to a severe financial burden on the economy. Research has shown a correlation between various malaises and inadequate sleep. From cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and myocardial infarctions to uncontrolled diabetes and stroke, it is no wonder why the studies about adequate sleep are coming to the forefront. Sleep is a modifiable risk factor for each of these malaises and its importance should never be undermined. These malaises in addition to an overworked and exhausted person are leading to major increases in work absenteeism as well as decreased work productivity. These financial losses are stacking up and fast, leading to a major economic burden. The issue of inadequate sleep has gone unnoticed for far too long and its consequences are reaching a breaking point. Its increasing prevalence in the current society is only worsening the consequences within both the human body and the workplace. The time is now to stop this trend and start getting more sleep, in order to halt these taxing consequences on the physiology of human beings and the finances of the economy.

 

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