There’s not much that can go wrong at work that a good night’s sleep can’t fix. Too bad most of us aren’t getting those necessary zzzz’s to power through.

According to a new report by the National Safety Council, 43% of Americans aren’t sleeping at least 7 hours daily. What’s more the majority of us have at least one of the nine fatigue risk factors. Factors range from high risk hours to long commutes to yeah sleep loss, but exhaustion at work is more than just an embarrassing yawn in the middle of a meeting.

97% of people surveyed for the report say their sleepiness took a mental toll and what’s worse 16% said they suffered a safety incident.

According to the report people in the South have the highest number of fatigue risk factors followed by the west north east and midwest.


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