Healthy Sleep: Effects on Productivity, Work Performance and the Bottom Line

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Presenter: Michael Grandner, University of Arizona Sleep and Health Research Program

Original broadcast: June 2017 (available for on-demand viewing through October 2017)

Program length: 60 minutes

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Sleep is an important part of overall health. Insufficient sleep and poor-quality sleep are associated with various health issues including weight gain and obesity, high-blood pressure, and diabetes. In the workplace, poor sleep is linked with absenteeism, presenteeism, decreased performance, accidents and occupational injuries, and increased health care costs.

Unfortunately, our culture often sees sleep as unproductive time, which has led to incentives for sleeping less. This has resulted in many people not getting enough sleep or not fixing problems with sleep.

In this program, Michael Grandner of the University of Arizona will provide background on how sleep works, how it plays so many important roles in health, and how this impacts the workplace. He will discuss various sleep-based solutions at the individual, group and system level.

You'll get information that can help you: 

  • Evaluate the impact of lost sleep on workplace performance, employee health and wellness, and even organizational financial performance.
  • Conceptualize how sleep-focused approaches and fatigue management can be implemented at the individual, group and system level.


Learn about our speaker About the Presenter: Michael Grandner, Ph.D., MTR, CBSM, is an assistant professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Psychology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona. A licensed clinical psychologist certified in behavioral sleep medicine, Grandner's research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviors are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health, and longevity. He is a prolific author, with over 90 scientific publications. His work has received awards from the Sleep Research Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, American Heart Association, and other organizations. His research has also been featured in national and international news outlets. He is associate editor of the journal Sleep Health,, the official scientific journal of the National Sleep Foundation. He has presented on the topic of sleep health for many large and small companies, athletics programs, scientific organizations, and the U.S. congress.

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Recertification Credit

Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM and recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit).

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by FitBit Health Solutions



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