Physicians and Sleep Deprivation:
The lists are based on interviews with 27,157 adults as part of the annual National Health Interview Survey, conducted by a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sleepy’s says its rankings were based on two variables:
1) average hours of sleep that respondents said they got in a 24-hour period, and
2) respondents’ occupations, as they would be classified by the Department of Labor.
The jobs with the most sleep-deprived work forces are below, starting with the most sleep-deprived at the top:
As you can see, physicians are number four on the list in a dead heat with our paramedic brethren. I do have a quick question… what is keeping economists and secretaries up at night (and that is the first time I have seen the word secretary in a while!)
Here’s the list of the most well-rested professions, with the occupation getting the most sleep at the top: