Money magazine did a reader survey exploring the topic of how important sleep is to workers and how employers are responding (“The Financial Side of Sleep” March 2016, p. 18). Readers responded to the question how much would you pay for an extra hour of rest? Here are the results:

  • 37%—less than $10
  • 21%—$10 to $49
  • 11%—$50 to $99
  • 20%—$100 to $499
  • 11%—$500+

Let’s face it. Sometimes time is more important than money, especially if you are sleeping during that time. However, the survey also indicated that on average, people who sleep just one hour extra each week earn $2,350 more each year over their peers who don’t. Not a bad bonus for an extra 52 hours of sleep each year, eh?

Sometimes time is more important than money, even when it makes you richer.

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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