Well rested and alert: Managing sleep and sleep disorders in the workforce

  • RECORDED: 16 November 2016

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  • Overview

    Did you know that more than 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder with widespread impact on employer costs? Not only is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) the second most expensive chronic condition in the U.S., but insufficient sleep also has a direct impact on chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.


    Workplace losses, including accidents and OSA-related absences are estimated to cost $35B each year, according to a study conducted by Harvard Medical School. Sleep disorders, however, are treatable and preventable.


    Join Health and Benefits consultants from Mercer and sleep experts from SleepMed, Inc., for a webcast sharing the latest research on sleep and sleep disorders, including treatment, and strategies your organization can use to reduce costs and improve employee health outcomes.


  • Why attend

    By attending this webcast, you will learn:


    • The health and productivity gains of healthy sleep – just 1 extra hour of sleep a night can translate into almost 5% higher earnings due to increased productivity 
    • The impact of sleep disorders on your employees and bottom line, including the consequences of high cost conditions such obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and depression 
    • Why medical advances have improved sleep disorder treatment, but aren’t always used 
    • The latest solutions employers can use to identify, assess, and treat a broad range of sleep related issues  
  • Who should attend

    Human resources, health and benefits, and wellness leaders at large organizations with 3,000+ employees.


  • Speakers

    Josh Dunsby, PhD, Principal, Mercer
    Sandra Kuhn, LCSW, Principal, Mercer
    Alyssa Cairns, PhD, Research Scientist, Sleep Med, Inc.
    Richard Bogan, MD, Sleep Med, Inc.
    Mark Miles, Sleep Med, Inc.  


Webcast details
  • Title: Well rested and alert: Managing sleep and sleep disorders in the workforce

  • Language: English

Webcast contact
  • For further information regarding this webcast please contact:
  • Mercer webcasts team
  • @Mercer webcasts team