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Posted: Friday, 17 March 2017 7:58AM

Job stress causing sleepless nights, tiredness hurting the job

Are sleepless nights hurting your work? Is worrying about your work causing you to lose sleep? A new survey finds many Americans are trapped in a vicious cycle.

According to a survey of 3,600 workers across industries, close to half -- 47 percent -- say worrying about the job keeps them up at night. And 60 percent of all workers say lack of sleep has negatively impacted their work.

It's no surprise we're stressed out these days, says LSU psychiatry professor Michelle Many:

"It's become a lot more common for people to not have clearly defined work vs. off-of-work hours," said Many.

She said workers need to stop constantly checking work email and text messages and be able to tell co-workers they'll talk to them tomorrow. She also said bosses need to make it clear that work stays at work, unless it's a crisis.

"The higher-ups," Many explained, "should be not texting and emailing and phone calling at night."

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