Americans work more than anyone in the industrialized world.
We also take less vacation, work longer days and retire later in our careers, according to the research in Juliet Schor's book "The Overworked American."
Philip Urtz sees the effect of our busy lifestyle when he comes home to his wife eating dinner alone after a long shift.
"She comes home after 14 hours, takes off her shoes that have walked through blood and tears, and just wants to sit down," writes Urtz in a Facebook post. "At work, she takes care of people who are having the worst days of their lives."
Jessica is a nurse, who works with patients who have suffered strokes and severe head trauma.
Current research shows that 22 percent of nurses suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and 86 percent meet the criteria for what is known as burnout syndrome.