30% of Workers Get Far Too Little Sleep
Lack of Sleep Potentially Putting Public and Workers at Risk
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Are You Sleep Deprived? continued...
How do you know if you are not getting enough ZZZs? If you need an alarm clock to get up, you are sleep-deprived, he says.
"If you hit the snooze button more than twice you are probably sleep-deprived," says sleep expert Michael J. Breus, PhD. Another clue is if you fall asleep in less than 10 minutes.
He is not surprised by the new study's finding that night shift workers and people in transportation, health care, and the warehousing business are the hardest hit.
But another group of short-sleepers is stay-at-home parents. "I would love to see moms in their first year with kids and compare their sleep to that of night shift workers. I bet new moms would be worse, and they are the ones driving 400-pound SUVs," he says.