Welltrinsic Sleep Network Debuts Online Sleep Wellness Program
DARIEN, Ill., Nov. 2, 2018
DARIEN, Ill., Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Getting insufficient sleep and working while fatigued have become too common in the modern 24/7 workforce, costing the U.S. economy up to $400 billion each year in lost productivity. That's why the Welltrinsic Sleep Network has launched the Welltrinsic Sleep Wellness Program to offer corporations, small business owners, and human resources professionals a turnkey platform to help educate employees about the importance of healthy sleep and provide tools to improve their sleep.
"Although sleep is essential for health and productivity, sleep wellness is often excluded from workplace wellness programs," said Welltrinsic President and CEO Dr. Lawrence Epstein, a board-certified sleep medicine physician. "We're pleased to finally offer employers a comprehensive, online resource that will help their employees achieve optimal performance through better sleep."
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have a chronic sleep disorder such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea. Furthermore, CDC data show that 35 percent of U.S. adults fail to get the recommended 7 or more hours of sleep on a regular basis. Sleepiness and fatigue are especially problematic in professions that require employees to work night shifts or rotating shifts, and in jobs involving long work hours or an early morning start time.
Designed by sleep medicine physicians, the Welltrinsic Sleep Wellness Program addresses these problems by allowing employees to:
1. Learn how to live healthy by sleeping well, through a series of sleep education videos that explain the important role of sleep, describe common sleep disorders, and provide strategies to improve sleep and alertness;
2. Identify their "sleep wellness score," set personalized goals for improvement and track progress on a custom dashboard;
3. Receive individualized sleep coaching tips to improve their sleep habits;
4. Earn rewards from their employer by remaining engaged with the program; and
5. Understand their risk for sleep disorders and gain access to a network of board-certified sleep doctors.
"The Welltrinsic Sleep Wellness Program allows employers to equip their staff with the resources and tools needed to prioritize sleep as part of a healthier lifestyle," said Epstein.
For more information about the Welltrinsic Sleep Wellness Program, please visit http://www.welltrinsic.com.
The Welltrinsic Sleep Network, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is a sleep medicine education and services group. Welltrinsic provides a sleep wellness program to employers and wellness companies, helping to promote a healthy lifestyle and improve productivity. Welltrinsic also offers a network of sleep medicine physicians and accredited sleep centers. The physician network is available to help those who need additional assistance after completing the learning content within the Welltrinsic program. Learn more at http://www.welltrinsic.com.
SOURCE Welltrinsic Sleep Network