Personalized sleep apps, Oura Rings, at-home sleep tests: Employers pilot new tools to help workers catch better ZZZ’s, reports The Washington Post.
The shift is being fueled, at least in part, by a growing crop of hardware, more individually tailored software applications and a greater focus on behavioral change. Other services connect workers with behavioral sleep experts.
Employer interest has risen as sleep science has improved, the World Health Organization has recognized burnout as an “occupational phenomenon,” and companies have become more focused on mental health, said Arianna Huffington, founder of the wellness company Thrive Global. “Anyone data-driven can no longer buy into the cultural stereotype that ‘we’ll sleep when we’re dead,’ ” she said.