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A Japanese Company Pays Its Employees To Sleep

Richard Bradbury | Christine Wong

30-Nov-18 12:30

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A Japanese Company Pays Its Employees To Sleep

Sleep deprivation is a massive problem in Japan, even leading to a specific term for death by sleep deprivation - “karoshi” - and so in an effort to combat the “sleep is expendable” attitude, a Japanese company is awarding points to their employees worth up to $570 a year that can be exchanged for meals in the company’s cafeteria… if the employees get a good night’s sleep.

 


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