Friday, September 8, 2017

Sleeping later each morning

New research tells us letting teenagers sleep more would save America billions of dollars.  This is according to the RAND Corporation, a public policy research organization.

Their study reports that pushing school start times even just to 8:30 a.m. would reap the billions-of-dollars benefits after just two years with purported savings of $83 billion after 10 years and $140 billion after 15 years.

All thanks to a little extra sleep time each morning.

Since money doesn’t grow on trees, this middle-aged man asks the question, “From where do these savings come?”

Supposedly, from better student performance translating to improved high school graduation rates and fewer auto accidents.

This middle-aged man says let’s not limit this goal mine of economic benefits solely to what our young folks offer solely by allowing them to spend more time with Mr. Sandman.

Can you imagine the savings windfall by allowing middle-aged men more sleep time? 

As a minimum, there would be a parallel economic windfall with improved job productivity and fewer auto accidents.  Seems to this chief executive blogger the savings would be similar so let’s call it $140 billion after 15 years.

But there would be other benefits not easily expressed in dollars and cents. 

Like less grouchy middle-aged men roaming America reading to bite your head off if you say the wrong thing or look funny at them. 

This is a call to all middle-aged men to start doing our fair share to make America great again, adding to the American pot of gold by sleeping later each morning.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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