Most corporate employees suffer from sleep disorder
Due to demanding schedules and high stress levels, nearly 78% of the corporate employees sleep less than 6 hours on a daily basis which leads to sleep disorders amongst them, according to a recent survey conducted by ASSOCHAM on the occasion of `World Health Day`.
While releasing the ASSOCHAM survey its Secretary General, D S Rawat said, `Loss of sleep has wide ranging effects including daytime fatigue, physical discomfort, psychological stress, performance deterioration, low-pain threshold and increase absenteeism`.
The survey also shows that women experience more sleep problems than men. More than half of women said they frequently experience a sleep problem.
Around 55 per cent of the survey respondents fall under the age bracket of 20-29 years, followed by 30-39 years (26 per cent), 40-49 years (16 per cent), 50-59 years (2 per cent) and 60-69 years (approximately 1 per cent).
The report included the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabd, Pune, Chandigarh and Dehradun. A little over 200 employees were selected from each city on an average. Delhi ranks first in insomnia affliction followed by Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Chandigarh, Hyderbad, Pune and Chennai.
The survey was able to target corporate employees from 18 broad sectors, with maximum share contributed by employees from IT/ITes sector (17 per cent).
As per ASSOCHAM`S corporate employees` survey result, 36 per cent of the sample population are also suffering from obesity. It is found that obesity alone can modify occupational morbidity, mortality and injury risks that can further affect workplace absence, disability, productivity and healthcare costs.
Depression is the third disease observed among the respondents, with 21 per cent of the sample corporate employees suffering from it.
High blood pressure (BP) and diabetes are the fourth and fifth largest disease with a share of 12 per cent and 8 per cent respectively as suffered among the corporate employees.