Sleepless nights make employees grumpy

Sep 04 2003 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Work-induced stress is causing workers in the UK to have sleepless nights that leave them tired and bad-tempered.

A survey from hotel group Premier Lodge suggests that three-quarters of people lose a nightís sleep a week through increased stress levels at work. It found that workers get an average of 6.5 hours a night, a two-hour nightly shortfall. This can shut off access to Rapid Eye Movement sleep which in turn can affect emotional stability.

Half of people told the survey that stress and lack of sleep were affecting their mood, with over a third saying they get grumpy if they have a disturbed nightís sleep on just one day of the week.