• Germany's news in English
 
Hundreds of great job opportunities for foreign professionals at Germany's top employers - in cooperation with Monster, Experteer, Stepstone, and CareerBuilder.
What
Where
3,440
jobs available
Find English-speaking professionals with The Local.
Advertise a vacancy
Freed from work stress, pensioners sleep soundly
Photo: DPA

Freed from work stress, pensioners sleep soundly

Published: 27 Dec 2012 09:00 CET

At least one in three adults have, at some point in their lives, suffered from sleep problems – an epidemic experts have linked to career and family-related stress.

But with retirement – and a break from professional strain – comes brief nocturnal respite, scientists from Basel University and the German Institute for Economic Research believe. Their results are to be published in The Journals of Gerontology Series B, said Frankfurter Rundschau regional paper.

Of the 14,200 men and women between the ages of 18 and 85 studied by the team, those between 18 and 60 were notably less happy with the quality of sleep they were getting than those over 60.

Unfortunately, when people hit 66 the quality of sleep seemed to disintegrate – as reaching deep sleep becomes difficult and getting tired in the daytime becomes more popular.

And because maintaining deep levels of sleep is difficult, older people wake up more easily. Children and young adults often slip into heavy slumber more easily and so are harder to wake, meaning they get solid, uninterrupted shut-eye.

The Local/jcw

The Local (news@thelocal.de)


Your comments about this article:

The comments below have not been moderated in advance and are not produced by The Local unless clearly stated. Readers are responsible for the content of their own comments. Comments that breach our terms and conditions will be removed.

ADD YOUR COMMENT   (YOU MUST LOG IN OR REGISTER TO MAKE A COMMENT)
Your German Career
What do German bosses need to do to get more out of their staff? Frankfurt-based business consultant Justin Bariso has this advice.
Germany's Federal Employment Agency has identified the job sectors the country is most short of workers for. JobTalk looks at where the vacancies lie.
Students at German universities have shown themselves to be a risk-free lot in a survey by Ernst & Young. The civil service is their most popular choice of future profession, while job security is valued above all else.
Jenny Core, originally from Bolton, England, shares her tips in this week’s My German Career on being an artist in Berlin. The 27-year-old exhibits her work regularly in the city, including next to a Turner Prize shortlister.
In this week's JobTalk, Tanya Schober, who is originally from India, talks us through her journey to German citizenship.
In this week's My German Career, Anupama Gopalakrishna, who is originally from Bangalore in India, tells The Local about her new life in Frankfurt.
German Employment News
In our ongoing weekly series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind his successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed him forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Malte Zeeck, founder and co-CEO of Munich-based InterNations, a social network for expatriates worldwide.
In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Robin Eric Haak, founder and COO of Berlin-based Jobspotting.
The German labour market continued to shine in December, shrugging off current economic weakness, with unemployment now at its lowest level since unification, official data showed on Wednesday.
In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Bertram Meyer, one of the four German co-founders of Taulia.
In our weekly feature series, The Local chats with a successful entrepreneur. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Simon Schneider, CEO and co-founder of networking tool Zyncd.
In our ongoing feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Mario Paladini, founder of Club GLOBALS, a 'community marketplace' for expats.
the-local-logo.jpg

Assistant Editor
The Local is seeking a journalist with knowledge of German and Spanish
FULL JOB AD »

autobutler.png

Account Manager
We offer a unique opportunity to make a real impact on autobutler.co.uk
FULL JOB AD »

Essen
Stepstone
Added 01/29/15

Düsseldorf oder Brüssel
Stepstone
Added 01/29/15

Bremen
Careerbuilder
Added 01/29/15

Düsseldorf
Stepstone
Added 01/28/15

München
Stepstone
Added 01/28/15

Rüsselsheim
Stepstone
Added 01/28/15

Munich
Stepstone
Added 01/28/15

Hamburg
Stepstone
Added 01/28/15