You Won't Believe How Many Irish People Admit To Having A Nap At Work
A whopping 61% of Irish employees have admitted to falling asleep at work according to a new study.
The research, carried out by Peninsula Ireland, asked 1,022 Irish employees and their managers about their sleeping habits throughout the month of February and found that 72% of people regularly drink caffeinated drinks in order to stay awake.
In 2008, 69% of workers stated that they fell asleep on the job, and although this year’s numbers are slightly down, it’s still a major problem.
“Tiredness can kill,” said Alan Price, managing director of Peninsula Ireland. “Extreme as this statement may seem, employees who aren’t getting enough sleep in their own time are a hazard to themselves and those around them.
“Neglecting sleep is also bad for mental health and concentration,” he continued.
“For employees regularly driving long distances for work, a lapse in concentration could cost more than just the repairs of a damaged company vehicle – people’s lives are at stake.”