Workers Often Lose Sleep Over Work, And Here's Why

By March 7, 2018 at 8:00am

WORKERS OFTEN LOSE SLEEP OVER WORK, AND HERE’S WHY

Percentage of employees who lose sleep over work:*

TOTAL GENDER MALE GENDER FEMALE AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+
Very often 15% 19% 12% 26% 13% 6%
Somewhat often 29% 31% 28% 31% 32% 23%
Not very often 43% 38% 46% 35% 43% 51%
Never 13% 12% 14% 8% 12% 21%

Among those who lose sleep over work, the following were cited as the root causes:**

TOTAL GENDER MALE GENDER FEMALE AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+
Overwhelmed with work volume/hours 50% 51% 49% 56% 52% 39%
Can’t get a business problem out of my head 48% 49% 47% 44% 49% 50%
Strained coworker relationships 20% 21% 20% 26% 19% 15%
Worried I may lose my job 18% 21% 15% 22% 18% 12%
My boss is a nightmare 16% 18% 14% 21% 14% 12%
Other 7% 5% 9% 5% 7% 12%

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,800 workers in the United States

*Responses may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

**Multiple responses were allowed.

© 2018 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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