U.S. Workers Are Not Getting Enough Sleep

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Apr 26, 2012 in Employee Rights

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. 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.

 

If you or a loved one has sustained a workplace injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the workers compensation attorneys at Phillips Law Group to discuss your legal options. To receive a free case review, fill out the contact form on this page.

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