Switching from a 5-day work week to one that is only four days long might help us get more sleep. Economist Juliet Schor and the nonprofit 4 Day Week Global analyzed data from over 300 workers at 16 companies in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. They observed that the employees who now worked only four days each week averaged 7 hours, 58 minutes of sleep, up by over an hour compared to their time working a 5-day schedule. The percentage of employees who got less than seven hours of sleep each night dropped from over 40 percent to under 15 percent. And the group claims companies so far have been happy about the experiment. 86 percent of the companies said they were “likely” or “extremely likely” to consider keeping the four-day schedule.
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