Sleep, Health and Performance – did you know?

  • Humans are the only mammals capable of voluntarily delaying sleep.
  • Since 1985, age-adjusted mean sleep duration has decreased slightly, and the percentage of adults sleeping ≤ 6 hours increased by 31%.
  • Over half (51%) of adults globally report getting less than the required sleep on an average night.
  • Around 80% of workers globally take 7 days off from work to catch up on lost sleep.
  • Individuals who get 5 to 6 hours of sleep each night are 4.2 times more likely to get ill or suffer from chronic diseases such as asthma, cancer, and diabetes over time, compared to those who sleep 7 hours or more.
  • According to NASA, the perfect nap lasts for approximately 25 to 26 minutes.


Pareto People has worked with sleep experts to develop programs that can help your employees understand the importance of sleep to their physical and mental well-being… and provide tips for enhancing their sleep.  The benefits to the organisation in engagement, performance and minimising “lost time” are significant!