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A in the USA is paying its to sleep more. Staff at the insurance company Aetna will get $300 a year added to their if they get at least seven hours of sleep a night. That works out to just over an dollar for each the employee sleeps over seven hours. The idea behind this is employee performance. Human resources say employees will work better if they have slept well. They add that a workforce that is more awake and alert will mean the company will perform better. Staff can either record their sleep using a wrist monitor that connects to Aetna's computers, or manually record how they have slept night.

There are a of studies that warn that not sleeping enough can affect our to do our job. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine said that the worker in the USA loses 11.3 days of productivity a year because of not getting sleep. This costs companies about $2,280 for one worker. It estimates that the US loses $63.2 billion a year because workers do not sleep more than seven hours a night. A 2015 in Europe by the Rand Corporation found that staff who slept than seven hours per night were far less than workers who had eight or more hours of sleep. The staff at Aetna also receive extra cash if they do .

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