Medindia
Advertisement

Anxiety-Related Insomnia Induced by Terrorism can Cause 'Job Stress'

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on January 9, 2015 at 2:25 PM

 Anxiety-Related Insomnia Induced by Terrorism can Cause 'Job Stress'
Anxiety-related insomnia that is induced by terrorism depletes vital resources, and leads to increased incidence of job burnout over time, reveals a new study. A new Tel Aviv University study has addressed for the first time the direct link between terrorism and increased incidence of job burnout over time.

Lead researcher Dr. Sharon Toker of TAU's Faculty of Management, in collaboration with Dr. Gregory A. Laurence of the University of Michigan and Dr. Yitzhak Fried of Syracuse University and Texas Tech University, examined the state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion and suggested that fear of terror should be considered as a major job stressor and it also explores the positive contribution of workplace colleagues in reversing this troubling trend.
Advertisement

The researcher said that terror brings the saliency of death into our awareness and one tends not to be reminded of death on a daily basis, but terrorism every day drives home the idea that one can die at any moment. With terror attacks, there is nothing to be done, and that is really frightening.

The study found that higher your levels of fear of terror at baseline, the higher your risk of developing insomnia - and those who were more likely to develop insomnia were also most likely to experience job burnout several years later and those who reported support from colleagues - but not managers - developed significantly less insomnia and little incidence of job burnout after several years.

The study was published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
'Hybrid Immunity' may Help Elude COVID-19 Pandemic
Stroop Effect
Plant-Based Diet may Reduce the Risk of COVID-19
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Sleep Disorders in Children Sleep Disorder: Sleepwalking Periodic Limb Movement Disorder REM Behavior Disorder Sleep Disturbances In Women Bioterrorism Sleep Insomnia Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorders: A Prelude 

Recommended Reading
Insomnia Symptom Evaluation
Insomnia may be due to physiological, psychological, physical or environmental factors. Insomnia ......
How Does The Body React To Stress
Physical symptoms of stress on the body are varied, ranging from hormonal changes to changes in the ...
Insomnia: Cure It With Music
Insomnia is one of the biggest health issues that lack permanent and efficient treatment. However .....
Simple Ways to Deal with Work Related Stress
Work-related stress has many causes and symptoms. But there are ways workplace stress can be ......
Insomnia
Difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep is known as insomnia. It is a symptom that occurs due...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea should be suspected in overweight middle aged adults who snore loudly and w...
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder which causes repetitive cramping or jerki...
REM Behavior Disorder
REM Behavior Disorder (RBD) is a sleep disorder in which the person acts out dramatic or violent dre...
Sleep
Sleep is a behavioral state of restricted physical activity. It is controlled by our internal biolo...
Sleep Disorder: Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking or “Somnambulism,” is a type of parasomnia and has medico-legal implications...
Sleep Disorders in Children
Sleep disorders are problems in sleep that meet diagnostic criteria for a disorder. They include ins...
Sleep Disorders: A Prelude
Sleep disorders include difficulty falling/staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times, ex...
Sleep Disturbances In Women
The physical, emotional and hormonal changes that occur in women during puberty, menstrual cycle, pr...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use