Risk of work injury associated with sleep problems, by sex, Canada, 2000-2001
- 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.
Kling R, McLeod C, Koehoorn M. Sleep. 2010; 33(5): 611-618.
Commentary: Teodorescu M, Szklo-Coxe M. Sleep well to stay safe: Ready for Primetime? Sleep. 2010; 33(5): 577-578.
Research poster [PDF: 311 KB]
Kling R, McLeod C, Koehoorn M. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference. Montreal, QC; June 2008.