Losing Sleep Over Work

More than four in 10 professionals (44 percent) often lose sleep over work, according to new research from global staffing firm Accountemps.

Common causes of restlessness include an overwhelming workload, a looming business problem and strained coworker relationships.

Younger employees (ages 18 to 34) more likely to lie awake at night.

More men (50 percent) experience sleeplessness over job-related issues compared to women (40 percent).

Common causes of restlessness include an overwhelming workload, a looming business problem and strained coworker relationships.

Professionals in Miami, Nashville and New York most often lose sleep over work-related issues.

Cleveland, Philadelphia and Minneapolis have the highest percentage of respondents who cited they never miss out on rest.

“Work stressors can often follow you home, but try to check them at the door,” said Michael Steinitz, executive director of Accountemps. “If you have too much on your plate, schedule time with your manager to discuss possible solutions to alleviate the pressure, such as delegating work to others, adjusting deadlines or bringing in temporary help.”

Steinitz added, “Employee stress can lead to lower job satisfaction and engagement and higher turnover. Managers can support their teams by maintaining open lines of communication and planning regular check-ins to discuss workload and other worries.”

Perhaps America can adopt the mid-day nap, as is customary in other countries? Hey, it worked well enough in Kindergarten.

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