Sleep. This one little word just might be the biggest need of most parents. Of course, new mom and dads have it worse, but even after your kids have grown into a regular sleeping pattern, it’s usually the job that prevents us from catching those extra Zs. Some careers are better than others, so it was with much interest that I read an article on the most sleep-deprived and well-rested jobs.
Huffington Post outlined the best and worst jobs for sleep based on a study done by the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which ranked occupations based on the amount of sleep workers received on average.
Not surprisingly in today’s world, economists and social workers were listed on the most sleep-deprived while dreamy outdoor jobs like landscaper and forest workers found themselves on the most rested list. What struck me is how the majority of the most sleep-deprived jobs directly involve caring for other people’s health and well-being — a bit ironic because you surely want your doctor and police officer making life and death judgments after a good night’s sleep.
Here is a top 5 breakdown of each list:
1. Forest/Logging Workers
2. Hair Stylists
3. Sales Representatives
5. Construction Workers
Most Sleep-deprived Jobs
1. Home Health Aides
3. Police Officers
Check out the full lists here.
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