As paid family leave continues to be a tenuous part of the national conversation, companies are feeling pressure from employees and government agencies to provide these leave benefits, but are offered almost no solutions for the “how.” Overnight newborn care for new parents is the simple, cost-effective solution for these companies.
The Cost of Lack of Sleep on Business
About 64 percent of U.S. households have both parents working and with minimal to zero family leave options, loss of sleep for new parents is a serious health and productivity issue for U.S. companies, resulting in a reduction of daytime alertness by as much as 32%.
Harvard Medical School  has found:
- lack of sleep costs the average U.S. worker 11.3 days each year in lost productivity. In Washington DC this equates to $3,168 per worker.
- For the nation as a whole, the total cost is 252.7 days per year & $63.2 billion in lost productivity.
Lack of Sleep and New Parents
For new parents, the numbers related to lack of sleep are even more astonishing; they miss out on a total of 6 months worth of sleep!  Over 60% of parents with children under two get no more than 3 -4 hours sleep each night; decreasing productivity and alertness while increasing mistakes, mood swings and on-the-job accidents.
What is the Solution for Companies?
Overnight newborn care is the simple benefit that allows new parents restorative sleep overnight so they can perform during the day. In CA where paid leave is mandatory, an individual worker’s weekly benefit is approximately 55 percent of his or her wage, up to a maximum of $1,075 per week and paid leave is administered by the state.
For states that do not have federal backing for family leave, the cost per worker is compared here:
$720/week (3 nights of care)
$2880/month (3 nights for 4 weeks)
Paid Leave Cost
How Does this Program Work?
Let Mommy Sleep makes program implementation easy and seamless by managing the benefit program for you anywhere in the US. Simply:
- Sign Up
- Send us your eligible employee’s names and contact info
- The company is then billed directly after each benefit is used
 US Department of Labor, Working Families Have Shrinking Time http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/history/herman/reports/futurework/repo...
 How Sleep Deprivation Kills Productivity Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (3/4/11)
 Sleep, September 2011, Ronald Kessler
 Silentnight Sleep Study, Iftikhar Mirza, 2010
 Dept. of Labor, 20147 http://www.dol.gov/asp/evaluation/reports/PaidLeaveDeliverable.pdf