Sleep has a number of health benefits, including memory and learning1. Lack of sleep impairs judgement, impacts longevity and safety, and increases the risk of a number of diseases including obesity, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, mood disorders and impaired immune function.

A recent report found that four in 10 Australians frequently suffered from inadequate sleep. Sleep deprivation was linked to 3,017 deaths – 394 deaths per year from falling asleep while driving OR industrial accidents and 2,623 deaths from heart disease or diabetes2. In fiscal terms, it cost Australia $66.3 billion.