Sleep problems and injuries


Risk of work injury associated with sleep problems, by sex, Canada, 2000-2001

In brief

  • Sleep problems such as insomnia are common among Canadians, and can increase the potential risk of work-related injuries.
  • We used the 2000-2001 Canadian Community Health Survey to examine the association between sleep problems and the risk of work injury in the Canadian working population and to identify high risk working groups.
  • We found that workers who have trouble sleeping are at increased risk for work injuries.
  • Females have a higher risk for injury associated with sleep problems compared to men, and they also have a higher risk for injury associated with work characteristics that can affect sleep, such as working night and rotating shifts.

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