Men 'more affected by work stress than women'

A recent study has suggested that more men are affected by stress in the workplace than women.

The research, conducted by Medicash, found that 20 per cent of men surveyed admitted to taking at least two sick days in the past month because of work-related stress.

Furthermore, one in five men claimed that they needed to drink alcohol most days after work in order to relax.

However, the same report also found that women were more likely to report stress-related ill-health.

A total of 69 per cent of women reported suffering from head-aches, compared to just 45 per cent of men.

Additionally, 57 per cent of women said that they had difficulty sleeping, while just 40 per cent of men complained of the same problem.

Sue Weir, chief executive of the group, commented: "Small amounts of pressure at work can enhance our performance but if that pressure becomes unremitting it can seriously affect our health.

"Regularly feeling stressed can lead to sickness, long term absenteeism and even a dependence on alcohol or drugs."

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