According to a recent cross-country comparative analysis conducted by the Rand Corporation, insufficient sleep not only causes adverse effects on health, well-being, and productivity, but also has far reaching global economic implications. The study found that insufficient sleep:
- Costs the United States $411 billion annually
- Results in the equivalent loss of 1.23 million working days annually
- Is linked to higher mortality risk.
Though the findings above highlight costs associated with sleep deprivation in the United States, the Rand Corporation has provided comparative-quantitative figures that define the scale of this worldwide “public health problem.” Download Why Sleep Matters eBook.
By managing your existing patients’ sleep-related breathing disorders, you are in a unique position to combat this “public health problem” while adding revenue to your existing practice. The ACSDD invites you to become a qualified dental sleep medicine practitioner with our entirely online and on-demand Academic Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine. Register for the Academic Certificate before Dec. 9th and receive a little something extra from us!