London, Oct 26 (ANI): Today will be the most 'unproductive day' as workers' struggle to come to terms with darker evenings brought on by the clock change, according to a British survey.
The survey involving 2,000 Britons shows reveals that the productivity with fall by 50 pct this week due to shorter and darker days.
Almost 52 per cent of workers admitted they would struggle with the work-load today, while 14 per cent people said last year's slump was so bad that they were spoken to by their boss about it.
Another 8pct have admitted to phoning in sick because they were so depressed at the thought of going to work.
"The Winter Blues are no joke," the Telegraph quoted Dr. Christian Jessen of Channel 4's Embarrassing Illnesses, as saying.
"They can affect your work performance by making you unable to concentrate and carry out your normal routine, your relationship by affecting your libido and your social life by making you feel irritable and anti-social.
"Feeling low as the nights draw in and the days get shorter is something many people experience, but some will struggle with lack of motivation, tiredness and depression.
"If you find the winter months tough, particularly during December and January you may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, which causes a low mood caused by the lack of light during winter," Jessen added. (ANI)