4 Things You Should Know About Sleep In America

4 Things You Should Know About Sleep In America BSA ADC

  • Roughly 41 million people in the United States — nearly a third of all working adults — get six hours or fewer of sleep a night, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

1 out of every 3 working adults in the United States isn’t getting enough sleep. It can contribute to all sorts of health problems, and even overeating. This, according to a study by the CDC.

  • About 42 percent of workers in the mining industry are sleep-deprived.

The mining industry, in particular, suffers from lack of sleep.

  • About 27 percent of financial or insurance industry workers share the same complaint.

From Wall Street to auto insurance, financial and insurance agents are another problematic sector in the workforce when it comes to lacking sleep. 1 out of every 4 in the industry doesn’t get enough sleep.

  • The idea that we should sleep in eight-hour chunks is relatively recent. (The world’s population sleeps in various and surprising ways. Millions of Chinese workers continue to put their heads on their desks for a nap of an hour or so after lunch, for example, and daytime napping is common from India to Spain.)

This one will probably come as the biggest surprise to many. If you’re lacking sleep at night, try adding sleep in other ways. Your body will thank you for it.

To learn more about sleep, or Sleep Apnea or other sleep-related conditions, contact BSA ADC.


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