Analysis Ranks Most Sleep-Deprived Occupations

Source: Sleepy’s, Marketwire Press Release, February 22, 2012

A new ranking conducted for Sleepy’s, the Mattress Professionals, points to those jobs where workers report the shortest sleep time. The Shortest-Sleep Jobs list is based on an independent analysis of individual sleep habits as reported in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The data reveals the following sleep patterns among America’s workers — none of whom attain the 8- hours we were all taught to strive for. The list is presented with the shortest sleepers at the top.

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
Pair of HMS Studies Examine Sleep
Source: Benjamin M. Scuderi, Harvard Crimson, September 07, 2011
National Health Interview Survey
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New Study Reveals Link Between American Office Workers’ Sleep Habits and Next Day Workplace Performance
Source PR Newswire, December 14, 2010

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