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Home health aides, doctors, lawyers and police officers are among the most sleep deprived workers, according to a survey conducted by Sleepy’s, a mattress company.These professions averaged only seven hours of sleep.
According to a study published in the journal SLEEP, sleep- deprivation can affect someone’s ability to make split-second decisions, yet doctors and police officers are known for having to often make those life-altering decisions. Researchers in the study say that most adults need somewhere between seven to nine hours of sleep per night to feel well-rested.
Forest conservation workers, hairstylists and sales representatives, on the the other hand, were the most well-rested workers, according to the study, which used independent analysis of sleeping habits reported by the centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
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