40 hour week

Here's What Happens to Your Health When You Work More Than 40 Hours a Week

Here are some things that can happen if you work more than 40 hours per week: Your risk of having a stroke or heart attack goes up . . . your risk of getting injured on the job goes up . . . and you stop actually being good at your job. Researchers found that at the 50-hour mark job performance starts to plateau . . . and at more than 65 hours a week, performance sharply drops off.