One-third of employed U.S. workers are getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night, according to a recent study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Workers that are sleep-deprived are more likely to be injured on the job and make mistakes that could injure their co-workers. Over 40 percent of night shift workers report getting less than six hours of sleep. Certain industries are more sleep deprived than others. Almost 70 percent of workers in the transportation and warehousing industries are sleep-deprived.
HealthDay News reports that employers can promote good sleep habits by not starting shifts too early in the morning.
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