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
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.