Top Ten Sleep Deprived Jobs
The lists are based on interviews with 27,157 adults as part of the annual National Health Interview Survey, conducted by a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to Sleepy’s , its rankings are based on two variables: 1) average hours of sleep that respondents said they got in a 24-hour period, and 2) respondents’ occupations, as they would be classified by the Department of Labor.
The jobs with the most sleep-deprived work forces are below, starting with the most sleep-deprived at the top:
Below is the list of the most well-rested professions, with the occupation getting the most sleep at the top:
The sleep-deprived top ten average between 6 hours, 57 minutes and 7 hours, 8 minutes of sleep per night. Their “well-rested” counterparts, on the other hand, only catch a wee bit more shuteye, averaging between 7 hours, 12 minutes and 7 hours, 20 minutes. Just a few minutes’ sleep separates the categories. Physicians say that adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep nightly, though, so all of these workers are on the low side of the scale.
If you’ve got any job, chances are you’re sleeping less than folks who aren’t working. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report published last summer stated that the average for all adults—factoring in workers, as well as retirees, college students, and other individuals who don’t have to get up for work everyday—is 8 hours, 23 minutes of sleep on weekdays and a whopping 9 hours, 20 minutes on weekends and holidays.
As for which segment of the population truly gets the most sleep of all, that’s easy: kids. A preschooler is supposed to get 11 to 13 hours of sleep per night, while an elementary student should be snoozing for 10 to 11 hours. Experts say that most children today get about a half-hour less sleep than what’s recommended.
Many of the occupations on this list involve working outside. Increased exposure to sunlight or exhausting physical labor could be the reason for these workers to catch more Z’s.
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