Sleep deprivation ''similar to being drunk''
Workers who lose a night's sleep have similar cognitive
ability to people over the legal alcohol limit.
Sleep expert Robert Oexman told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that
there has been a reduction in how many hours of sleep most workers
"The normal nine-to-five worker has, unfortunately, given up on
sleep," said the director of the Sleep to Live Institute in Joplin,
This highlights how people should be trying everything possible in
an effort to get good quality rest and the purchase of a new memory foam mattress is one option they
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
has found about one-third of US employees do not get between the
suggested seven and nine hours of sleep nightly.
Sara Luckhaupt, lead author of the CDC report, said individuals
are putting themselves at risk of being involved in accidents at
work if they do not get enough rest.
Posted by Michael Ewing