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Even a small amount of sleep loss affected workers’ concentration in a recent study. Kittisak Jirasittichai/Shutterstock.com

Just 16 minutes of sleep loss can harm work concentration the next day

The health dangers of not getting enough restorative sleep have been documented for some time. Now, studies are suggesting that sleep loss is not only bad for your health but also for your job.
A New York engineer is wheeled away in December 2013, after a train he was driving crashed. Lack of sleep could have been a factor. AP Photo/Robert Stolarik

The dark side of daylight saving time

Most Americans dread the time switch to daylight saving time, which results in a loss of an hour's sleep. The downside is more serious than that – it can lead to workplace injuries and traffic fatalities.

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