Work worries ‘are keeping us awake’
Wednesday 4th September 2013, 12:20PM BST.
Work worries keep people awake for over an hour every night, new research has revealed.
Bankers, teachers and nurses lose most sleep, with heavy workloads, job dissatisfaction and irritating colleagues among the reasons.
Hotel chain Travelodge said its survey of 2,000 workers showed they were having an average of around six-and-a-half hours sleep a night, well below the eight hours studies suggest are needed.
Shakila Ahmed of Travelodge said: “The struggle to maintain a work-life balance is causing too many of us to trade in precious sleeping time in a bid to ensure we complete all the jobs we believe are expected of us.”
Half of those polled said they did not have time in their busy work schedule for a weekend lie-in.