During the unearthly hours when darkness rules the universe, the earth is guarded by the few night owls also known as Insomniacs. Along with a few nocturnal creatures, these ‘Trouble Sleepers’ spend their night counting stars.
Insomnia, also known as trouble sleeping is a sleep disorder that creates trouble in a sound sleep. Insomniacs are those suffering from insomnia. Every insomniac has an inability to fall or stay asleep.
Causes of Insomnia
Poor lifestyle balance and stress are the two prime causes for sleep disorders. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2002 Sleep-in poll conducted in the US highlighted that around 58% of total American adults experience symptoms of insomnia.
What’s the Good News?
The rising population of insomniacs across the world has created a new workforce for several industries. The industries that are constantly in the search of 24/7 functional workforce have started creating numerous career opportunities for the NIGHT OWLS across the world.
What are the Ideal Career Options for Insomniacs?
An industry that never sleeps, healthcare offers tremendous job opportunities for candidates who can give up on their sleep to serve their patients. Career choices available include Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics.
- Protective Services
Another segment of work that needs 24/7 availability of worker is ‘protective services’. Occupations such as Firefighters, Police Officers, Security Guard, Army, etc. work day and night to ensure public safety.
- Transportation Industry
Workers in this industry are responsible for the movement of goods and people throughout the country. You will never come across a Truck Driver, Air Traffic Controller, Conveyor Operators, Train Drivers etc. sleeping during the night.
- White Hat Hacker
When the world falls asleep, White Hat Hackers begin to work. An approximated valuation that a cybercrime cost to the world annually is around US$113 billion by affecting the lives of over 375 million people. A cyber-attack has the ability to put a halt to every individual’s life in the world. White Hat Hackers work to cure such vulnerabilities in the digital network and hence, save our lives virtually.
- Hospitality Industry
Hospitality professionals are never out of duty. For an industry working in shifts, hospitality provides an amazing career option for insomniacs. Starting from hotels to restaurants, from housekeeping to laundry, folks work 24/7 and 365 days in this segment.
- Online Gaming Community
With the global gaming community growing at a 9 % rate annually, it has become a 24-hour business. The online gaming community serves as a common podium for gamers and helps them enhance their abilities. With over 73% Non-English gamers, these communities function around the clock to assist players across all over the world.
If ‘Cocktails and Mocktails’ runs in your blood, Bartender is a career made just for you. An eminent part of the modern nightlife, you will find a bartender working around the clock in every elite restaurant, clubs & pubs or hotel chain. It’s a job that pays you for having a good time and serving drinks.
- Casino Industry
The casino industry is responsible for approximately US$ 95 billion annual gaming revenue in the US alone. The rising fleet of 5-star, 6-star and 7-star hotels have helped this industry gain its current momentum and gambling is a 24-hour/seven days a week business.
- Night Trading
A stock market trading that happens in the off hours to safeguard the company’s trading interests. They are the special task force hired by a company with a sole purpose to help the company save its stock meltdown at the time of need. They work to dump/buy company’s stock before day traders could take any action.
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