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Lose Sleep due to Workplace Worries

Lose Sleep due to Workplace Worries

In a poll conducted nationwide by A-SAFE the international barrier manufacturer it has been discovered that more than half of the people that work within the Transport and Logistics sector lose sleep for reasons directly related to workplace worries.

The company conducting the research asked 1,000 people working in industries which include automotive, food and drink, logistics and transport, retail and government. The study found that 58% of the logistics and transport workers asked lose sleep over their job. In a more detailed breakdown of the data collected, 16% said that they regularly lose sleep because they worry over their job, and 40% say their sleep loss is occasional.

The survey has found that some of the logistics and transport workers lose more than 10 hours of sleep each week. The main concerns noted for causing insomnia are job security, identified by 37% of the participants, Line managers cause 32% of those worrying to lose sleep. Also, budget concerns were cited by 28% of those that said they lose sleep. Other concerns that caused the industry workers that admitted to losing sleep were: the future of the business, workplace accidents and workplace politics.

As well as sleep loss, the research conducted by A-SAFE found that for 18% of those asked said their workplace worries has led to an increase in their alcohol consumption. Relationship problems were also found as a result of worry at work, with 13% saying they experienced them. Another worrying statistic was that 16% of the workers asked in the transport and logistics sector have experienced depression due to worries about their workplace.

In an attempt to investigate how different industries cope with workplace stresses and how they can effect Health and Safety of the workplace. It is hoped that the findings of these surveys will lead to an improvement in the reduction of work place stresses to improve the health and wellbeing of workers across the board.

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