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Many working Americans get less than 7 hours of sleep, especially for public safety and health workers: study


Researchers from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, analyzed data from the National Health Interview Survey on self-reported sleep duration from 150,000 people working different professions. The study revealed that in 2018 the highest levels of sleep loss were reported by Americans who worked in public safety and military roles at 50 percent. Those working in healthcare support roles were a close second at 45 percent.People who get less than the recommended hours of sleep can be at risk for dozens of physical and mental health problems.

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