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30 pc US workers 'get less than 6 hours of sleep'

Washington , Sat, 28 Apr 2012 ANI

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Nearly a third of workers in the U.S. are not getting enough sleep, a new study has revealed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in the new government report that, overall, 30 percent of employed U.S. adults reported getting less than six hours of sleep a night.he National Sleep Foundation recommends that healthy adults get seven to nine hours of sleep.

The study found that people who usually work the night shift especially those in transportation, warehousing, health care and social assistance industries were more likely than day-shift workers to report not getting enough sleep.

44 percent of the night shift workers participating in the survey said they got less than six hours of sleep, compared with 29 percent of workers with day shifts.

"Insufficient sleep can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences for fatigued workers and others around them," Fox News quoted CDC as writing.

An estimated 20 percent of vehicle crashes are linked to drowsy driving. (ANI)

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