Improving Performance: Is As Easy As A Goodnight’s Sleep


Many employers overlook the link between poor sleep, absenteeism, declining productivity and increasing healthcare costs. Those who address poor sleep breathing health can make a real difference in the lives and productivity of their employees.

Restful sleep is vital to health and performance. Recent studies in neuroscience have concluded that the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy brain and body as we age is to get enough restful sleep. Insufficient sleep has adverse health consequences, threatening our brain, heart and immune system.

Poor sleep effects organizations as it impacts performance, safety, and the overall bottom-line. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention a third of US workers get less than 6 hours of sleep each night, costing businesses more than $63 billion annually in lost productivity. A 1,000-employee employer can expect to lose more than $1 million annually due to fatigue. In fact, individuals who go undiagnosed cost employers an additional $3,200 - $4,000 per year in added healthcare costs. Employees with poor sleep habits or those who suffer from more serious sleep disorders have difficulty concentrating, react slowly and have a higher risk of accidents (13% of workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue).

What’s the solution? Offer programs that teach and empower employees how to optimize their sleep for maximal alertness, focus and overall good health. By prioritizing their sleep, they will begin their journey to better days as a result of more restful nights.

You’ll learn:

  • The Sleep Health Paradigm
  • The Science of sleep
  • The dark side of sleep – Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • The health and wellness benefit of sleep on performance and the bottom-line
  • How addressing sleep health spans the Wellness Continuum

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Ruchir Sehra

President/CEO | Resonea, Inc.

Dr. Sehra is an accomplished MedTech executive with extensive experience in early (private), mid (public), and late stage (acquisition) medical device companies. Dr. Sehra currently serves as the CEO and President of Resonea Inc., which was founded in 2016. Prior to starting Resonea, he applied his extensive executive leadership to Kyphon. The largest medical device start-up acquisition at $4.2 Billion. At Abbott Electrophysiology, he served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), joining Abbott through the acquisition of Topera, Inc., ($250M+) a company which he co-founded. Topera was a venture backed medical device company that developed an innovative state of the art 3-D analysis and mapping system that, for the first time ever, identified the electrical source of complex cardiac arrhythmias.

Dr. Sehra is highly skilled in evaluating life science companies venture capital and private equity investors. He has held many executive positions with a number of medical device companies in the areas of stroke, spinal disease, heart rhythm disorders, interventional cardiology and neuroradiology. Before working in the medical technology industry, Dr. Sehra was Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Loma Linda University where he practiced full time electrophysiology and was Director of Business Operations for an 85-physician practice.

Dr. Sehra received his B.A. from Wabash College and his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine. He also received an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.

He is also a named inventor on approximately 100 issued patents worldwide.

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