Are Work Worries Keeping You Awake?

29/09/2010 11:46 | Updated 22 May 2015

Forget noisy neighbours, barking dogs and rogue car alarms. Worrying about work is what's keeping most people from getting a good night's sleep.

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It's the classic insomnia scenario. You have a particularly tough day at the office, then when it comes to bedtime you just can't switch off, despite feeling exhausted. And it's happening regularly to 69 also say when they do drop off, they find themselves wide awake again in the early hours - because they're fretting about work.

The survey suggests work worries are also affecting our subconscious, with a third of people claiming to dream about work at least twice a week. All that tossing and turning is affecting our partners too, say a third of those quizzed.

So what would make people sleep more soundly? When asked, almost two-thirds admitted they might sleep better if they had their dream job.

What do you lie awake worrying about, and what would help you sleep better? Can you recommend any effective sleep remedies?


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