Are women under more stress at work than men? According to a survey focusing on workplace stress, they definitely are, by a large margin. 

The study, produced by Keas, provider of health and engagement platforms for the workplace, found that four in 10 workers reported experiencing an above-average amount of stress at work, regardless of their age. When the data was sorted by gender, however, 72 percent of working women reported experiencing above-average on-the-job stress – compared to just 28 percent of men.

Lack of sleep may be a major issue for managers of over-stressed employees. Of the 762 employees surveyed, 41 percent of all workers surveyed said they don't get sufficient sleep at night, with 24 percent blaming work for their insomnia.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.