Trouble Sleeping Associated With Lower Work Performance and Greater Health Care Costs: Longitudinal Data From Kansas State Employee Wellness Program.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

PubMedID: 26461857

Hui SK, Grandner MA. Trouble Sleeping Associated With Lower Work Performance and Greater Health Care Costs: Longitudinal Data From Kansas State Employee Wellness Program. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(10):1031-8.
OBJECTIVE
To examine the relationships between employees' trouble sleeping and absenteeism, work performance, and health care expenditures over a 2-year period.

METHODS
Utilizing the Kansas State employee wellness program (EWP) data set from 2008 to 2009, multinomial logistic regression analyses were conducted with trouble sleeping as the predictor and absenteeism, work performance, and health care costs as the outcomes.

RESULTS
EWP participants (N?=?11,698 in 2008; 5636 followed up in 2009) who had higher levels of sleep disturbance were more likely to be absent from work (all P?
CONCLUSIONS
Employees' trouble sleeping, even at a subclinical level, negatively impacts on work attendance, work performance, and health care costs.