Sleeping better after retirement?

13 May Sleeping better after retirement?

Myllyntausta et al. have had their study manuscript accepted by the Journal of sleep (7/5/2019). They wanted to investigate the cause of improved reported sleep post retirement. They hypothesized that the removal of work related stressors are responsible for this change. They reviewed the data from 2,053 participants in the Finnish Retirement and Aging study.

They found with this longitudinal study; that perceived sleep improves shortly after retirement, and that these changes are mainly driven by factors other than relief from work stress.

So your sleep should improve after retirement, but those pesky work emails are not to blame…


Saana Myllyntausta, Paula Salo, Erkki Kronholm, Jaana Pentti, Tuula Oksanen, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera, Sari Stenholm, Does Removal of Work Stress Explain Improved Sleep Following Retirement? The Finnish Retirement and Aging (FIREA) study, Sleep, , zsz109,,