Yawn: Is Your Profession the Most Sleep-Deprived?

Yawn: Is Your Profession the Most Sleep-Deprived?


We don't doubt it, especially if you're a home health aide or a lawyer.

That's because mattress company Sleepy's analyzed data from the Center for Disease Control to rank professions in terms of hours of sleep per night, and home health aides (with six hours and 57 minutes) and lawyers (with seven hours) claimed first and second place, according to Jezebel.

Depending on your profession, this news is either an excuse for your third morning coffee or a frustrating refutation of your standard Monday morning "I'm so tired."

Following the home health aides and lawyers, the next most tired (in descending order), are:

  1. Police Officers
  2. Physicians
  3. Economists
  4. Social Workers
  5. Computer Programmers
  6. Financial Analysts
  7. Plant Operators
  8. Secretaries

But it's not all yawns. The most well-rested professions, from the same data, are the following:

  1. Forest and Logging Workers
  2. Hairstylists
  3. Sales representatives
  4. Bartenders
  5. Construction workers
  6. Athletes
  7. Landscapers
  8. Engineers
  9. Aircraft Pilots
  10. Teachers

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