1 in 3 American workers are sleep-deprived, but some jobs are worse for sleep than others

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Susan Perry To be healthy and to function mentally and physically at our best, most of us — once we’ve reached adulthood — need at least seven hours of sleep per day, according to experts.Getting less than that amount has been linked to obesity and a variety of negative health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes and depression. Insufficient sleep also increases the risk of injuries from accidents and mental errors, both on and off the job.Yet Americans are significantly sleep-deprived. About one-third of adults aged 18 and older in the U.S. get less than the recommended seven hours on most nights.If you are among that sleep-deprived group, your job may be at least partly responsible. For according to a study published recently...

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