Famous intellects and innovators including the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Nicola Tesla are known not only for their contributions to the world but for doing so on very few hours of sleep per night. We may like to think we could all achieve similar success if we slept less and worked more yet the reality of the human mind and body suggests that insufficient sleep has adverse and far-reaching consequences on our health and well-being and, ultimately, the global economy. The findings of a recent study by RAND Corporation covering 62,000 individuals across five OECD countries show that insufficient sleep has far reaching economic consequences.
It is worth noting that a correlation exists between people's states of mind, as measured by the widely-known Happiness Index, and the estimated losses in labor productivity examined by RAND. The simple correlation chart below shows that people are happier when they are more productive except in the US. Americans appear to be happier than people in the UK despite having a larger productivity loss due to insufficient sleep.
Methodology Note: RAND scenarios
Scenario 1 - proportion of very short sleepers (sleep less than 6 hours) and short sleepers (6 to 7 hours) improve sleep duration to the recommended hours (7 to 9 hours).
Scenario 2 - proportion of very short sleepers (sleep less than 6 hours) improves sleep duration to sleep between 6 to 7 hours.
Scenario 3 - proportion of short sleepers (6 to 7 hours) improves sleep duration to sleep the recommended number of hours (7 to 9 hours).
The page contains data on the cost of essential healthcare services in Nigeria including diagnostics services, consulting services, and clinical procedures in public and private health facilities. The data is being collected under the Knoema's MarketTap Collection Program that mobilizes Knoema's in-country networks of paid volunteers to obtain client-defined streams of local data. Our established commercial network of collectors is global, expanding, and highly trained in mobile data collection.
World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1 to encourage people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died from HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day named, held for the first time in 1988.Globally there are an estimated 37 million people who have the virus.Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is...
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Key health indicators presented on this page cover such topics as health expenditure, life expectancy at birth, immunization coverage among children, mortality and burden of disease, stunting prevalence, years of life lost, utilization of health services, access to improved water and sanitation, health workforce, risk factors. Indicators are compiled from the World Development Indicators database of World Bank, Global Health Observatory and Statistics Database of World Health Organization.