The Most Sleep-Deprived Jobs Around

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The study

The study used seven hours of sleep as a benchmark. This is because several studies point to seven hours being, on average, a sufficient amount of sleep for good health.

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Farming, fishing, and forestry

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep:31.3% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Fishing and hunting workers: 36.6% 2. Agricultural workers: 30.2%

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Education and training

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep: 31.3% Occupations most sleep-deprived: Primary, secondary, and special education school workers: 32.5% Other education, training, and library occupations: 32.5%

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Computer and mathematical

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep:33.8% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Mathematical science occupations:38.1% 2. Computer specialists: 33.6

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Architecture and engineering

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep: 34.3% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians: 40.5% 2. Engineers: 32.2%

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Sales and related

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep: 34.4% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Supervisors, sales workers: 36% 2. Sales representatives, services: 35.4%

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Legal

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep: 34.5% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Legal support workers: 37.5% 2. Lawyers, judges, and related workers: 32.9%

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Management

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep:35.4% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Chief, executives; general and operations managers; legislators: 36.3% 2. Operations specialties managers: 35.6%.

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Arts, design, entertainment and sports

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep:35.5% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Art and design workers: 39% 2. Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers: 34.8%

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Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep: 36% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Supervisors, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers: 41.2% 2. Building cleaning and pest control workers: 38.2% 3. Grounds maintenance workers: 28.8%

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Transportation and material moving

Workers with under 7 hours of sleep: 39.1% Occupations most sleep-deprived: 1. Other transportation workers: 54% 2. Rail transportation workers: 52.7%

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