Workplace tensions have caused millennials to experience weight loss and sleep deprivation, a new study has found.
There’s no doubt about it, our daily lives at work can often consume us and lead to anxiety, with many of us taking our worries home asking ourselves whether we sent that email or if we made that meeting note.
In fact, millennials are most guilty of taking their workplace stresses home with them, with three in four (73 per cent) of 25 to 35-year-olds admitting they do they same.
Elsewhere, 62 per cent of workers in the age bracket claimed they have felt sleep deprived due to career woes in the past.
According to the survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by Cygnet Jobs, 22 per cent of 25 to 35-year-olds had experienced weight loss because of their stress.
“The research just highlights how many people in the UK, especially those aged between 25 and 55 are overworked and stressed,” said Rowan Marriott, head of resourcing at Cygnet Jobs.
“With work affecting their sleep, those people will soon become regularly irritable and potentially unwell. Most of us have the odd stressful day at work, but the long-term effects of being unhappy in the workplace can be very negative to someone’s mental and physical health.”
One in three of respondents revealed that they felt pressurised to prove themselves in their chosen career path, with 64 per cent of 25 to 35-year-olds surveyed citing that workplace strains affect their sleep.
In contrast, the data discovered that nine per cent of those aged 55 and over shared that they’ve recently started to take home their anxieties from work.
Percentage of UK adults who say they regularly take work-related stress home:
Age 18 to 25 – 19 per cent
Age 25 to 35 – 73 per cent
Age 35 to 45 – 64 per cent
Age 45 to 55 – 62 per cent
Age 55+ – Nine per cent