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    The top 10 painful jobs that rob people of quality sleep

    Is your job literally a pain in the neck? From an aching back to sore feet, Americans experience a variety of different aches and pains attributed to their jobs.

    While everyone experiences pain every now and then from work, some jobs are far more likely to cause pain than others. According to healthcare professionals surveyed by SERMO on behalf of Advil PM, the top 10 most pain-inducing jobs are:

    1. Construction Worker
    2. Mechanic
    3. Gardener/Landscaper
    4. Athlete
    5. Firefighter
    6. Lawyer
    7. Production Line Worker
    8. Truck Driver
    9. Writer/Journalist
    10. IT Professional

    If you work in one of the top painful occupations, you might not be getting the right quality or quantity of sleep each night. In fact, 98.5 percent of the healthcare professionals surveyed said that pain keeps their patients up at night, or prevents them from getting a full night’s sleep. All of the healthcare professionals (100 percent) surveyed believe that not getting a good night’s sleep impacts job performance.

    No matter your job, aches and pains shouldn’t rob you of a quality night’s sleep. To help you feel your best and sleep more soundly Dr. Michael Breus, a board certified sleep specialist, recommends the following tips:

    Take a shower
    About 90 minutes before bedtime, take a hot bath or shower. This will help to reduce muscle tension and accelerate sleep onset.

    Create an electronics curfew
    The blue light from your favorite electronic devices interrupts your ability to relax and fall asleep. Create a rule that you won’t use your smartphone, tablet and other digital devices for one hour before bed.

    Stretch to relax
    Stretching for 10 to 15 minutes before bed will help reduce muscle tension which may be causing soreness from an active job or lifestyle. Turn down noises and do some gentle stretches to relax the muscles and mind.

    Set a wake-up schedule
    Try to wake up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends. Waking at the same time will help keep your internal clock ticking correctly so you can fall asleep more quickly and sleep deeply.

    Embrace natural light
    About 15 minutes of sunlight each morning will help reset your circadian rhythm so you can rise more naturally and then sleep better in the evenings.

    Stock the medicine cabinet
    To ease aches and pains that get in the way of a healing night’s sleep, reach for Advil PM. The trusted pain relieving power of Advil with a gentle non-habit forming sleep aid will help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer for hours of healing sleep. Learn more at

    For more information on Advil PM and Dr. Breus or tips on getting a healing night’s sleep visit

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