Sleep Long and Prosper—How Our Sleep Problems Are Affecting Our Health, Work, Safety, and Productivity
Insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. An estimated 50 to 70 million US adults have a sleep disorder.1 In 2008, approximately 28% of surveyed adults in the United States reported frequent insufficient sleep.2 Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are responsible for chronic medical problems, depression, increased accidents, loss of productivity and work-related errors.
On Thursday, April 28, we held a webinar that discussed the importance of getting adequate sleep both for safety on the job and for health and longevity. This webinar addressed the following:
- Quality and quantity of sleep that is optimal
- Common sleep disorders
- Myths and facts about sleep
- Tips for getting a good night’s sleep
- Jobs that are most affected by excessive drowsiness
Who should attend
This webinar will provide helpful information to any employer who is concerned about how their employees’ insufficient sleep could be affecting their accident rates, productivity, and even profits.
For those who were unable to attend, below is a recording of the webinar.
About the Speaker
Fred Kohanna, MD, MBA, FACOEM, Associate Corporate Medical Director
Dr. Kohanna is an Associate Corporate Medical Director for AllOne Health Resources. He develops innovative, customized occupational and environmental health services for a range of AllOne Health Resources' clients. Dr. Kohanna has held several academic appointments including Clinical Instructor in Medicine and Environmental Health at Boston University, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, as well as Assistant Professor of Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
*Any information or resources provided during the webinar are for general information and educational purposes only. In all cases, AllOne Health Resources recommends that individuals consult their physician or local treatment center before pursuing any course of treatment.
1 Institute of Medicine. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2006.
2 CDC. Perceived insufficient rest or sleep among adults—United States, 2008. MMWR 2009; 58:1175–9.