Sleep Disturbances Lead to Work Disability

Sleep disturbances increase the risk of work disability, especially in cases where the disability is due to mental disorders or musculoskeletal diseases.

The occurrence of sleep disturbance was studied in more than 56,000 employees. During the three-year follow-up, 7 percent of them were incapacitated for work. Those who reported having sleep disturbances 2 to 4 nights a week had a one and a half times greater risk of work disability for any reason.

Science Daily reports:

“The risk of work disability due to mental health problems or musculoskeletal disorders was elevated both in employees reporting mild and in those with severe sleep disturbances. Severe sleep disturbances were also associated with work disability due to cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases and external reasons such as accidents.”

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