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10 Most Sleep-Depriving Careers

Home health aides, lawyers, and ... economists?
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 4:33 PM CST
10 Most Sleep-Depriving Careers
An home health aide, maybe?   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Who is getting the least sleep? The Economix blog at the New York Times takes note of a list from the National Health Interview Survey:

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  1. Home health aides (6 hours, 57 minutes)
  2. Lawyers (7 hours)
  3. Police officers (7 hours, 1 minute)
  4. Physicians, paramedics (7 hours, 2 minutes)
  5. Economists (7 hours, 3 minutes)
That's right, economists. For the rest of the list, click here. You'll also see the occupations that get the most sleep, led by ... forest loggers. (Read more jobs stories.)

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