Workload Leads to Less Sleep

Published Online: Wednesday, December 1, 2004

The American Time-Use Survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that more work leads to less sleep. The purpose of the survey was to estimate how Americans spend their time. The findings showed that nonworking individuals sleep more than those who are employed (9.1 hours/night vs 8.3 hours/night). Additionally, the data indicated that individuals with multiple jobs sleep less, compared with individuals holding a single job (7.9 hours/night vs. 8.3 hours/night).

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