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Work Worries Creating Sleep Deprived Nation

Nearly three quarters of Britons are struggling to get a decent night's sleep because they are worrying about work, a new survey has found.

More than half of the 3,000 participants revealed a heavy workload was the main cause of tension at bed time, with one in five admitting thoughts about a specific difficult task being the main preventer of sleep.

A couple of bad days at the office appears to be enough to take over our subconscious as a third of those questioned said they had experienced dreams about work at least twice a week and particularly on a Sunday night.

The survey which was conducted by bed company Slumberland also found that 39 per cent of those who manage to fall asleep, wake in the early hours worrying about their careers.

Chris Tattersall from Slumberland told the Daily Mail: "It's understandable that people dream about work as it's such a key part of our lives, but it's important not to let stress levels affect sleep."

"Getting enough rest is directly linked to performance and health. It is ironic and unfortunate that stress from jobs seems to be a barrier to the sleep needed to function and recover," he added.

The poll results also found that 61 per cent of people thought they would sleep better if they landed their dream job. Whilst employees wait for their dream jobs they should consider using clinical hypnotherapy to build confidence, overcome feelings of anxiety and to relieve stress.

The technique focuses on retraining both the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind and hypnotherapy has proved to be an effective tool treating all three problems.