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Americans do not get enough sleep. This is a fact. And even when we do get sleep it is not usually high quality due to our inability to never be near a blue-lit screen. And this is starting to cost us.
Earlier this year we reported on fatigued workers costing employers about $1,200 to $3,100 per employee in declining job performance each year and sleepy workers costing employers $136 billion a year in health-related, lost productivity.
So the solution would be to take some time off to catch up on your rest, right? However, most people want to actually do things when they are on vacation like travel or work on other projects or many of us just end up working half the time anyway.
Would you pay for good sleep?
Though it seems somewhat counterintuitive to go to one of the busiest cities in the world to sleep, just the description of the package was soporific. Working with sleep medicine consultant Rebecca Robbins, PhD, The Benjamin will make bedtime a “dream come true” (do birds come and dress you when you finally wake up?) The package includes triple pane windows, blackout curtains, neutral tones for calming purposes, earplugs, a pillow menu, and on-demand meditation.
The Westin also has a Sleep Well package at many of its locations which in addition to a “heavenly bed” includes a spa credit, late checkout and a dining credit for the hotel’s “Sleep Well” menu (which we assume includes an entire Thanksgiving turkey.)
At the Premier Inn, they will actually give you your money back if you don’t get quality sleep, according to Bustle.
So you may actually end up sleeping through your next vacation but that may not be a bad thing at these hotels.