The 10 Most Sleep-Deprived Jobs in America

What's Hot


2 Types of Black Marks Might Vanish From Your Credit File SoonBorrow

6 Ways the Obamacare Overhaul Might Impact Your WalletInsurance

7 Dumb and Costly Moves Homebuyers MakeBorrow

This Free Software Brings Old Laptops Back to LifeMore

Obamacare Replacement Plan Gets ‘F’ Rating from Consumer ReportsFamily

Beware These 12 Common Money MistakesCredit & Debt

21 Restaurants Offering Free Food Right NowSaving Money

17 Ways to Have More Fun for Less MoneySave

House Hunters: Beware of These 6 Mortgage MistakesBorrow

30 Household Uses for Baby OilSave

25 Ways to Spend Less on FoodMore

Nearly Half of Heart-Related Deaths Linked to These 10 Foods and IngredientsFamily

5 Surprising Benefits of Exercising Outdoors in WinterFamily

10 Ways to Save When You’re Making Minimum WageSave

Boost Your Credit Score Fast With These 7 MovesCredit & Debt

7 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years EarlierBorrow

The Most Sinful City in the U.S. Is … (Hint: It’s Not Vegas)Family

The True Cost of Bad CreditCredit & Debt

10 Companies With the Best 401(k) PlansGrow

This Scam Now Tops ID Theft as the No. 2 Consumer ComplaintFamily

6 Stores With Awesome Reward ProgramsFamily

6 Ways to Save More at Lowe’s and The Home DepotSave

6 Healthful Treats for Your DogFamily

New Study Ranks the Best States in the U.S.Family

Thousands of Millionaires Moving to 1 Country — and Leaving AnotherGrow

Strapped for College Costs? How to Get the Most From FAFSABorrow

6 Overlooked Ways to Save at Chick-fil-AFamily

Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay Off My Mortgage?Borrow

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top DollarAround The House

8 Ways to Get a Good Price on a Shiny New AutoCars

Ask Stacy: How Do I Start Over?Credit & Debt

Secret Cell Plans: Savings Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Don’t Want You to Know AboutFamily

30 Awesome Things to Do in RetirementCollege

14 Super Smart Ways to Save on TravelSave

The Rich Prefer Modest Cars — Should You Join Them?Cars

You’ll Soon Pay More to Shop at CostcoSave

10 Ways to Save When Your Teen Starts DrivingFamily

New data show insufficient sleep is most common among these 10 types of workers. Learn tips to ensure you get enough shut-eye.

A lack of sleep can be costly for individuals and the economy alike, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition to the dangers of drowsy driving, getting fewer than seven hours of sleep per day has been linked to a host of health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity

The CDC also notes that U.S. workers’ insufficient sleep costs the economy an estimated $411 billion annually — equivalent to 2.28 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Among U.S. workers, 1.2 million working days are lost annually due to sleep deprivation.

Work seems to be part of the problem, as multiple work-related factors impact the quantity and quality of our sleep. They include:

  • Job stress
  • Work hours
  • Shift work
  • Physically demanding work

New data released by the CDC show which occupations have it the worst. Insufficient sleep is most common among the following 10 types of workers:

  1. Communications equipment operators: 58.2 percent of currently employed adults get fewer than seven hours of sleep per day
  2. Miscellaneous transportation workers: 54 percent
  3. Rail transportation workers: 52.7 percent
  4. Printing workers: 50.9 percent
  5. Plant and system operators: 49.6 percent
  6. Supervisors, food preparation and serving workers: 48.9 percent
  7. Supervisors, production workers: 48.9 percent
  8. Entertainment attendants and related workers: 48.2 percent
  9. Firefighting and prevention workers: 45.8 percent
  10. Miscellaneous production occupations: 45.6 percent

Are you having trouble sleeping? If you begin to toss and turn, don’t fight your insomnia. As we write:

Insomniacs shouldn’t stay in bed when they’re not sleeping. By getting out of bed, you avoid making a connection in the mind between the bed and sleeplessness.

In fact, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends getting out of bed if you do not fall asleep within 20 minutes of turning in for the night.

For more tips, check out “17 Affordable Tips to Help You Sleep Like a Baby.”

Do you have tips for falling asleep? Share your thoughts below or on Facebook.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!

💰🗣📰

Read Next: The 10 Most Endangered Jobs — and Viable Alternatives

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,958 more deals!