Boss and co-workers steal your sleep

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Washington, Apr 22 (UNI) Can't sleep even after slogging the entire day in office? Blame your boss.

According to a recent study, hassles at workplace and conflicts with co-workers follow workers home and interfere with their sleep.

The study of 2300 adults, conducted over a period of ten years, revealed that roughly half the respondents had trouble sleeping.

The findings clarified the link between work and sleep quality for all workers who had unusual work and sleep arrangements.

Respondents who felt upset or bothered at work on a frequent basis, or had on-going personal conflicts with bosses or co-workers, were about 1.7 times more likely than others to develop sleep problems, the study revealed.

''Massive changes over the past half-century have reshaped the workplace, with major implications for sleep,'' sociologist Sarah Burgard said, adding for many workers, psychological stress replaced physical hazards.

Previous research had shown that lack of sleep could have serious consequences ranging from traffic accidents to health problems, chronic disease and mortality.

The present findings published in Science Daily also explored how work-family conflict, gender, education and job status affected the relationship between work and sleep.


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