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The Top 10 Most Sleep-Depriving Jobs

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Have you ever caught yourself nodding off at work? You are not alone. Nationwide, Americans go to their place of employment sleepy and drowsy. Sleep related problems are a common factor in workplace injuries and automobile accidents, but does your job result in more lost sleep than others? The Center for Disease Control published findings on lack of sleep and workplace performance. Although all careers that made the list were well under the recommended sleep amount, several showed a great deal of promise. Oddly enough, forest and logging industries reported the healthiest amount of sleep at about seven and a half hours of sleep per night. On the other end of the spectrum lawyers, physicians, and home health aides reported among the highest sleep-deprived professions. Curious where your job landed in the ranking? Here is a complete list of the top ten most sleep-deprived jobs across America:

  1. Home Health Aides

  2. Lawyers

  3. Police Officers

  4. Physicians, Paramedics

  5. Economists

  6. Social Workers

  7. Computer Programmers

  8. Financial Analysts

  9. Plant Operators

  10. Secretaries

Along with logging industries workers, the most well rested professions reported sleep per night to be much closer to the sleep specialist recommended amount. The most well rested professions included hairstylists, sales representatives, bartenders, construction workers, athletes, landscapers, engineers, aircraft pilots and teachers. The study and results were based on responses collected from over 27,000 adults in the workforce.

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