Peiran Jiao (Maastrict University), 25th January 2018, 4:30pm, NUBS

Speaker: Jiao Peiran, Maastricht University 

Title: "Why don't we sleep enough?" (with Osea Giuntella)

Date & Time: 25th January 2018 (Monday), 4:30-5:45 pm

Venue:  Newcastle University Business School, room 1.13



This paper investigates whether monetary incentives can be used to promote healthier sleep habits. We collected detailed data drawn from wearable sleep trackers and randomized monetary incentives to sleep. Subjects in the treatment group significantly increased their sleep duration. There is evidence of demand for commitment and sophisticated hyperbolic discounting behavior and some evidence of habit formation effects. The size and the frequency of the incentives are crucial to sustain the healthy behavior after the intervention. Incentives to sleep improved not only sleep duration, but also sleep quality and had effects on heart rate efficiency, physical activity, and academic achievement.

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