Ceridian announces a new wellness offering, sleep coaching

Ceridian announces the launch of a new LifeWorks wellness offering: sleep coaching. The sleep coaching program provides research-based information and support on healthy sleep practices that can easily be incorporated into an individual’s daily routine. Telephonic Life Coaching services are available for all LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program and Work Life customers.

Lack of sleep can have a negative impact on both mental and physical health. Insufficient sleep has been linked to cold causing rhinovirus susceptibility and more seriously to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension, obesity, diabetes and immune function deficiency. In relation to these health concerns, insufficient sleep is an expensive proposition, costing organizations an estimated $63 billion annually in lost productivity with each employee losing 7.8 days of work, an average of about $2,280 in salary according to Harvard Medical School.

“Getting enough sleep is an important pillar of health, along with diet and exercise,” says Anne VanBronkhorst, vice president of LifeWorks Wellness Services at Ceridian. “Workplaces have under appreciated sleep. In fact, according to a recent Ceridian LifeWorks survey, more than 30 percent of human resource leaders have witnessed or heard about a co-worker falling asleep on the job in the past six months. This general disregard for sleep can have negative repercussions on individuals and their employers, including poor health and attendance, poor productivity and increased healthcare costs. The LifeWorks sleep coaching program is an important part of an employers overall wellness strategy, giving organizations a means to promote good sleep hygiene – a variety of different practices that are necessary to have normal, quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness.”

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