New research reveals that retirees with pensions tend to get better sleep.
New York (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests people who retire with pensions tend to get a better night’s rest. As reported by Reuters Health, the Finland based study on sleep trends found that sleep disturbances occurred less frequently in participants following retirement. However, “in countries and positions where there is no proper pension level to guarantee financial security beyond working age, however, retirement may be followed by severe stress disturbing sleep even more than before retirement” as stated by study researcher, “Dr. Jussi Vahtera of the University of Turku in Finland.
Vahtera and colleagues are further quoted as stating in their conclusions, “The possibility that the health and well-being of individuals are significantly worse when in employment than following retirement presents a great challenge to improve the quality of work life in Western societies in which the cost of the aging population can only be met through an increase in average retirement age.”
More information about the study may be available in the Nov. 1 publication of the Sleep journal.
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