In Japan the phenomena of over-tired office workers who hardly can keep their eyes open even has a special word: inemuri – "sleeping while present". Photo: Agence France-Presse
In Japan the phenomena of over-tired office workers who hardly can keep their eyes open even has a special word: inemuri – "sleeping while present". Photo: Agence France-Presse

The hidden costs of Asia’s ‘walking dead’

Studies shows that people in Asia suffer more from sleep deprivation than people in the West but insomnia is doing more harm than just making people grumpy and unhealthy – it kills creativity and lowers work output