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Poor Sleep Hurts Job Satisfaction

A bad night's sleep might mean a really bad day at the office the next day.

A new study suggests lack of sleep or insomnia insomnia not only makes you cranky and irritable, it may also greatly affect your job satisfaction.

Researchers found men and women who suffered from insomnia were more likely to say they disliked or even hated their job the next day. The effect was more pronounced in women than in men.

"It's intuitive that one might feel a little irritable, but to experience emotional spillover to the point of actually feeling less satisfied with work is a little surprising," says researcher Brent Scott, a graduate student assistant in management at the University of Florida, in a news release.

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