Working from home carries risks including insomnia, according to a United Nations labor report described by worldhealth.net.
The study distinguished between those who work at home, those who work at multiple off-site locations and those who work at the office as well as other places.
Each group reported high levels of stress and more frequent insomnia than those who work on-site at a traditional employer’s premise. Slightly more than 40 percent of mobile employees indicated they felt stressed. In comparison, merely one-quarter of traditional office workers felt a degree of stress. Perhaps the most surprising statistic from the study pertains to insomnia. A whopping 42 percent of those who work from home or other locations outside of the office suffer from insomnia. Merely 29 percent of those who work at their employer’s building suffered insomnia.
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