6 million employees suffer insomnia due to work stress

6 million employees suffer insomnia due to work stress

Six million Brits - more than the entire population of Scotland - suffer from sleepless nights due to workplace stress, a study has found.

According to research by Rungway, two-fifths (40%) of UK workers have suffered from high workloads or burn out over the past year, causing many to lose their much-needed shuteye.

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Comments (3)

  • Sir
    Fri, 12 May 2017 1:26pm BST
    Why is it that if someone is unable to cope with the demands of any given role, the assumption seems to be that it is the fault of the employer ?
    Maybe some people just take on a role that they are not fully capable of doing ? We all have periods where we are working at the edge of our competence - to do so for a lot of the time (or even all the time) is inevitably stressful.
  • Sir
    Fri, 12 May 2017 1:21pm BST
    Boris - if this is work related maybe you might want to consider a less demanding job ?
  • Boris
    Thu, 11 May 2017 1:42pm BST
    I totally agree with this. My brain sometimes refuses to shut up making sleep almost impossible. My husband, however, can fall asleep mid conversation and never has issues with insomnia. He often despairs at my tossing and turning in an effort to fall asleep. The irony being that when i don't have to work the next day i still can't sleep and find that only when i have a week or more off i can get some decent shuteye!


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