The recession is causing the world to literally lose sleep . The average manager is sleeping 19 per cent less than the recommended eight hours a night, says a survey conducted in five countries.
Some 40 per cent of those questioned blame the state of the global economy for their insomnia.
Americans are more likely than other nationalities to lose sleep through stress at work, with 30 per cent citing it as the reason they wake up in the night, according to the survey commissioned by Philips, the Dutch healthcare and electronics group.
Germany was next, with 27 per cent; then the UK, 24 per cent; and Japan, 20 per cent. The Dutch, at 12 per cent, were the least affected. They also slept an average 24 minutes longer than any other nation surveyed, at six hours 38 minutes.