Some companies are paying for sleep consultants for parents, reports the Chicago Tribune, with the idea that a well-rested household is a win for workers and their employers.
Sleep consultants can cost anywhere from $200 for advice before a baby is born to thousands of dollars for multiple nights of live-in help. Many consultants charge $400 to $500 for a consultation followed by several weeks of support.
There’s a reason why employers are stepping up. Productivity losses due to fatigue and poor sleep can cost employers $1,967 per employee per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.