U.S. Workers Short on Sleep

The 2010 National Health Interview Survey has revealed that 41 million American workers sleep no more than 6 hours per night. This is most common among those working night shifts (44%) or rotating shifts (32%). However, 29% of those working regular day shifts also reported sleeping less than 6 hours per night. Sleep deprivation has many negative health effects, including increased risk of accidents, illness, and obesity.

PositiveTip: For optimal health and cognitive performance, sleep 7-9 out of each 24 hours.