Sleepless for fear of the job?
The online career portal Monster.de wanted to know from 24.000 participants worldwide: Are the thoughts of the upcoming week with workers so dominating that one can not fall asleep on Sunday evening?
A lot of the employees seem to know this phenomenon only too well. About 40 percent of the respondents plague every Sunday night with the thoughts of the next day. Another 19 percent sleep badly several times a month, because they are already thinking about the upcoming working week.
17 percent have a restless sleep in the run-up to important projects, and a good fifth of the employees use the weekend to the last minute and never have sleep problems.
The results of the survey at a glance:
Are you sleeping badly on the night of Monday because you are already thinking of the upcoming work week?
- Yes, this happens to me every week. 42% (10.225)
- From time to time, but only when an important one
- Project. 17% (4.147)
- This occurs a few times a month. 19% (4.642)
- No never. 22% (5.210)
The employees in Southern Europe and Scandinavia can do particularly well: in each case 31 percent of the Norwegians and Danes as well as almost 36 percent of Spaniards have no sleeping problems on the night of Monday.
By contrast, especially the British and Eastern Europeans sleep badly before the start of the week: in Hungary, 58 percent of respondents are awake every Sunday night. Nearly half are in the UK and Poland and 41 percent in the Czech Republic.
40% of Germans are sleeping badly because of the job
Even the Germans are not immune to sleeping problems: 40 percent of the interviewees can not sleep well every Sunday because of the upcoming working week, another 19 percent is more than once a month.
Only around one fifth of German employees do not know this problem. The same is true of the Americans: 51 percent of them are plagued by sleep problems right on time for the start of the week, only 18 percent are starting to wonder about their work on Monday.
5 Tips against sleep deficit by Jobstress
But what can be done to switch off and sleep better. Here are the tips on what to do against sleep deficit by jobstress.
- Think positive: Focus on positive experiences, not problems.
- Before falling asleep: Think of something that went well during the previous workday before you fall asleep.
- Create a to-do list: Whether you're managing open tasks online or writing them down in a notebook, a list helps keep track of things.
- Solve conflicts: Often, unresolved conflicts, such as disputes with bosses or colleagues, are the cause of the misery. Try a pronunciation, solve these conflicts.
- Take a time out: If you can hardly remember your last vacation, ask for a few days off to escape the stress of work and to recover.
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