What Are Some Good Jobs for Insomniacs?

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Good jobs for insomniacs are those that have a night shift, such as nursing, other medical positions, warehouse work, maintenance, retail, hospitality industry positions, security guard jobs and production supervisor positions. Insomniacs should also consider work that can be done at any time of day, such as writing and computer work.

Insomnia, which is an inability to fall or remain asleep or, often interferes with work for employees on a daytime schedule. It can be a symptom of other medical disorders, and it typically results in functional impairment during the day. It is most common in the elderly and can be short- or long-term. Insomnia can lead to mood disorders and can increase the risk of driving and operating machinery.

WebMD reports that research in 2014 indicates that the brains of insomniacs may be more active during the day. Approximately 10 to 15 percent of American adults believe that they suffer from insomnia when defined as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep for at least three nights a week over the period of a month or more.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute reports that stress and emotional distress can cause insomnia. Treatment for insomnia includes drugs and cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps sufferers identify the thoughts causing them stress and replace them with alternative thoughts.