The type of work you are doing for a living, according to a new CDC report, could be costing you the precious hours of sleep that you need. According to the report 1 in 3 adults are not getting the required sleep that they need. The amount of sleep recommended for the average adult is at least 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to a host of health issues ranging from high blood pressure to diabetes.
So what careers are sleeping the best? It would seem that two categories get the best nights sleep. Airline pilots and religious workers are the groups who report the best sleep. The runners up who reported getting enough sleep where librarians, farmers, fishing and forest service. Although 31% of this group reported not getting adequate sleep.
The group who reported the worst sleep where individuals who work in transportation such as the trucking industry and the railroad. Those who work in the healthcare industry, factories, food preparation, and emergency services also report poor sleep. The common denominator in all of this careers? Shift-work. Those who work shift-work tend to get the worst sleep, more than any other work group.
The strategy for shift workers to survive is to try to take a nap before your shift. Ensure that you are getting great nutrition, and finally trying to maintain a good sleep schedule.
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