The following description was taken from Sleep Health Foundation: Rise and try to shine: the social and economic costs of sleep disorders
A new report released today released today by the Sleep Health Foundation, estimates around 1 in 10 Australians have a sleep disorder that can substantially affect their well-being, safety and productivity. Apart from the personal distress these problems cause, the report shows they have a large economic downside. In the last financial year (2019-20) their estimated overall cost was $14.4 billion in financial costs with a further $36.6 billion in non-financial costs related to lack of well-being. The financial component is equivalent to 0.73% of Australian gross domestic product. The nonfinancial cost represents 3.2% of total Australian burden of disease for the year.