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The Most Sleep-Deprived Occupations in the United States


Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner, so we can all rejoice in the fact that come Monday morning, March 12th, we'll be losing an hour of sleep. Kidding! Well, not about the losing sleep part. But if you think you've got it bad, wait until you see the list of most sleep-deprived job occupations in the United States. 

A new survey conducted for Sleepy's studied the individual habits of sleep as reported in the National Health Interview Survey and found that most adults don't get the recommended eight hours of sleep per night. Still, the data shows that workers in certain occupations are more sleep-deprived than others. Here's the list of the top 10 most sleep-deprived occupations:



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

Conversely, the survey also studied the most well-rested occupations, which are also listed below:

1. Forest, Logging Workers
2. Hairstylists
3. Sales Representatives
4. Bartenders
5. Construction Workers
6. Athletes
7. Landscapers
8. Engineers
9. Aircraft Pilots
10. Teachers

I have to admit, I was a tiny bit surprised by the results. It makes sense that those who work in high-stress situations, such as police officers and paramedics, would lose a lot of sleep, but I didn't expect to see that home health aides were at the top of the list of the sleep deprived. In the same vein, I had no idea loggers were so well rested.

What do you think? Are you in the wrong profession? How do you make sure to get enough sleep?



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