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78% of Corporate Employees Afflicted to Sleep Disorder: ASSOCHAM

Monday, April 9th, 2012 | Filed under Corporate | Posted by : indiacsr

INDIACSR News Network

NEW DELHI: 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 disorder among them, according to a recent survey conducted by ASSOCHAM on the occasion of 'World Health day'.

While releasing the ASSOCHAM survey its Secretary General, Mr. 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 often experience sleep problems.

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 percent), 50-59 years (2 per cent) and 60-69 years (about 1 percent).

The report included the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Chandigarh, Dehradun etc. A little over 200 employees were selected from each city on an average. Delhi ranks first afflicted to insomnia followed by Mumbai (2nd), Ahmadabad (3rd) Chandigarh (4th), Hyderabad (5th), Pune (6th) and Chennai (7th).

The survey was targeted at corporate employees from 18 broad sectors, with most shares contributed by employees from IT sector (17 percent).

Others include employees from those sectors that have contributed >= 1 percent shares in the survey (consumer durable, construction, energy, healthcare, steel, HR and Misc)

Employees working in engineering and telecom sector contributed 9 percent and 8 percent each in the questionnaire. Nearly 6 per cent of the employees belonged from market research/KPO and media background each. Management, FMCG and Infrastructure sector employees share is 5 percent each in the total survey. Respondents from power and real estate sector contributed 4 percent each. Employees from education and food& beverages sector provided a share of 3 per cent each. Advertising, manufacturing and textiles employees offered a share of 2 percent each in the survey results.