Jansing and Co | January 25, 2013
>>> drowsy this morning? you're in good company. new research from harvard medical school finds about one-third of all workers just aren't getting enough sleep to work at peak efficiency. and that's costing u.s. companies more than $63 billion a year in lost productivity. richard lui is here with a drill down on third pun of the day, an eye-opening report.
>> it is. and this is a sign of the times .
>> i'm sorry. it's friday.
>> not the puns but this. sleep pods are not a common sight at most businesses. with the cost of sleepy workers rising, the metro nap energy pod is becoming more popular. and devices like that. google has $13,000 lounges like that on its campus. now others are investing in sleep programs according to "the wall street journal ." shuteye shortage has hit our capital, too. vice president biden had a 30-second blink during an obama speech while tim geithner fought the long blink with rapid fire right next to him. secretary of state hillary clinton had heavy eyelids during president obama 's myanmar speech and john mccain snuck in a couple of winks during george w. bush 's state of the union in 2007 . a sleepless night is getting more common. a full 30% of civilian workers get less than six hours of sleep, says the cdc. the night shift is the worst. for instance, 70% of night shift workers and transportation and warehousing are sleep deprived . the best sleep? the finance industry along with educators at 27%. they don't take their laptops and phones to bed. the glow can simulate daylight and simulate sleep. with the 24-hour global economy it's tough to get unplugged. so businesses like pod time are seeing orders rise for stacked sleeping pods, stereos that help you get in the mood and racks for bedtime reading torl put away your laptop as well. insomniac classes are on the increase as well. late night yoga and meditation and they say bring your pajamas. and sleeping pill ads are everywhere. americans are doing just about anything and anywhere to grab some zs. and in fact, chris, you are probably wondering where i am right now.
>> i wasn't actually, but --
>> where are you?
>> i ran off. i got up at 2:00 in the morning. i'm becoming one of the 27 million that are likely to fall asleep, chris, at an inappropriate time.
>> i have a feeling that's going to be now.
>> yeah, good night. see you later .
>> he's earned that. he does get up at 2:00 a.m .
>> i feel bad because i get up at 4:00, 4:15. downright sleeping in. that wraps up this hour of "jansing & co." thomas roberts is up next.
>> where did they give out the beauty mask. i want one of those. ear plugs, a beauty mask. we all need them around here. but that's very interesting. i'm going to check out how richard