Sleep deficits add up during busy seasons for farmers, ranchers

Amanda Prokasky, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute, UNMC

Susan Harris, Ph.D.

Nebraska Extension Educator, Rural Health, Wellness & Safety


Data from a recent study found that during peak seasons — planting, harvesting and calving — farmers and ranchers spent about 25 fewer minutes in bed and 28 fewer minutes actually sleeping each night.