Do you lie in bed at night tossing and turning thinking about your job? Perhaps you finally fall asleep only to wake up a few hours later worrying about job demands.
A new study may help explain your sleeplessness. It suggests that a number of emotional and social work factors can have an impact on your sleep.
More than 5,000 people from a variety of jobs completed surveys about sleep and work. Results show that four factors most strongly predicted sleep problems:
- Conflict in the workplace
- A lack of control over job decisions
- Excessive job demands
- A lack of support from managers
The study also suggests that the negative effects of work on sleep can be long-lasting.
Talk to your doctor if work-related issues have a lasting impact on your sleep. Practicing healthy sleep habits also may help get your sleep back on track.
Learn more about the study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: Effects of Psychological and Social Work Factors on Self-Reported Sleep Disturbance and Difficulties Initiating Sleep