Much has been written about the hellish working conditions of the industrial revolution era, with people sweating it out in 12-16hour shifts. So taxing were the conditions, that Robert Owen – an 19th century Welsh labor rights activist, actually coined a phrase promising change: ‘Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest’.
However, today, 200 years later, has much changed? We may have moved towards 40-hour, 5-day weeks, but there are many professions that report high levels of sleep-deprivation. Check this infographic for the 25 most vulnerable occupations in terms of sleep deprivation.
The Most Sleep Deprived Professions in the United States:
Infographic by – Mattress Clarity