The work, an important source of insomnia in Canada

News 7 March, 2018
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    Wednesday, march 7, 2018 16:00

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    TORONTO | The burden of work, difficulties within the company as well as the interpersonal relations are all factors which, once the night fell, prevent up to 39 % of canadian employees to close the eye or to have a sleep long enough, reveals a research from the staffing firm Accountemps.

    Thus, up to 37% of women and 43 % of men say their work because of insomnia.

    And it is especially the young, 18-34 year olds, who are struggling to abandon in the arms of Morpheus, because of anxiety related to their livelihood. They are 52 % in this situation, far ahead of the 35-54 years (43 %) and those aged 55 and over (33 %).

    Some 500 workers have been interviewed as part of this survey conducted for Accountemps.

    Based on answer choices that were provided, the people were said to have trouble sleeping very often (11 %), sometimes (28 %) not very often (48 %) and never (12 %).

    The factors most widely mentioned are, in order, the load and the working hours (46 %), issues within the company (46 %) and strained relationships (21 %). The fear of losing their job (18%), and a boss nightmarish (12 %) are added to the nights too short. Respondents could check more than one item.

    “If the job is causing you harm, make an appointment with your manager to discuss your concerns, said David King, president of the canadian division of Accountemps. Be clear about the impact on the after-hours work, and discuss how you can adjust the deadlines, additional help or share projects, to alleviate the pressure.”

    Companies have everything to gain by not putting the head in the sand with respect to the inherent stress of the job, according to Mr. King. “Employees are well rested are often more engaged and productive. By providing resources teams to prioritize and work effectively, we ensure that they are able to keep company objectives on track, without compromising the work-family balance”, he explained.