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Why 44% of workers can’t sleep at night – MarketWatch

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I get it, work can be stressful.  Especially if you are fielding calls and emails at all times of the day.  But let’s compare our schedule to those workers a few hundred years ago, who woke up early in the morning and toiled all day, so that they could survive another cold winter.  If they had a glimpse of us now, what would they think?

Or let’s look at today…our labor participation rate is near an all time low, around 63%.  The reason is that many people are permanently unemployed, unable to find replacement full-time work since the Great Recession.  How would their stress match yours?

It’s good to keep things in perspective sometimes.

What’s keeping you up at night? If you’re like many of us, you’re worried about work.

Fully 44% of American workers say they have lost sleep because they were worrying about work, with roughly one in four saying this happens to them at least once a week, according to a survey of 3,200 workers conducted by Harris Poll on behalf ofCareerBuilder. Another survey from 2013 of more than 1,400 employees yielded even higher numbers: three in four had lost sleep over work issues.

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