From education to health, a British study determined the types of jobs that may contribute to inadequate sleep, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

New research has revealed that nearly a third of Brits are left suffering from sleepless nights as a result of working more than 40 hours a week and continued work pressures.

Researchers from the University of Leeds, in a study commissioned by Silentnight, found particularly high numbers of workers in the public sector struggling to get the seven to eight hours of sleep recommended by the NHS.

People working in areas like education, health and local government slept for just six hours a night on average, while a quarter of social care workers were found to be getting five hours or less a night.

Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis is associated with serious health issues including heart problems, obesity and diabetes.

Dr Anna Weighall, lead researcher on the sleep study, explained that getting the right work-life balance appears to be challenging many Brits, describing the situation as a “real public health issue”.

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