Short Sleep Duration and Workers Health

The Center for Disease Control analysed data collected from the  2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and based on the information  compared sleep duration by age group, race/ethnicity, sex, marital status, education, and employment characteristics. Overall, 30.0% of civilian employed reported of sleeping about or less than 6 hours per night. An especially high prevalence of short sleep duration was reported by night shift workers in the transportation and warehousing (69.7%) and health-care and social assistance (52.3%) industries . The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep between 6 to 8 hours per night. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6116a2.htm?s_cid=mm6116a2_w

20% of vehicle accidents have been contributed to lack of sleep .  Sleep deprivation or lack of adequate sleep pauses more risks than some people think .  However most important of all is the quality of sleep and maintaining a healthy lifestyle would be most beneficial in the long run.

 

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