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Putting Work to Bed: Stressful Experiences on the Job and Sleep Quality

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Download PDF versionBurgard, Sarah, and Jennifer Ailshire. 2008. "Putting Work to Bed: Stressful Experiences on the Job and Sleep Quality." PSC Research Report No. 08-652. 7 2008.

Most adults spend one third of every day sleeping and another third of most days at work. However, there is little analysis of the possible connections between common workplace experiences and sleep quality. This study uses the nationally-representative American’s Changing Lives study, a prospective sample of U.S. adults, to examine whether and how common conditions and experiences at work may “follow workers home” and impinge on their quality of sleep. We also explore how competing stressful experiences at home may influence sleep quality, and whether these are more relevant than work experiences. Results from longitudinal logistic regression and fixed and random effects models show that frequently being bothered or upset at work is associated with changes toward poorer sleep quality, and the association is not explained by stressful experiences at home. These new findings are discussed in relation to the sociological literatures on stress and emotion.

PMCID: PMC3320737. (Pub Med Central)

Country of focus: United States of America.

Later Issued As:
Burgard, Sarah, and Jennifer Ailshire. 2009. "Putting work to bed: stressful experiences on the job and sleep quality." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 50(4): 476-492. PMCID: PMC3320737. DOI. Abstract.

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