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Eating away your feelings because of work stress? Reach for a pillow rather than a doughnut reveals first study of its kind (and the findings could transform your life)

Available Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-46330...
Publication Date June 23, 2017
Author Daisy Dunne
Source Daily Mail
Source Type Newspaper
Summary

This article focuses on the negative effects of eating to relieve stress and the better alternative of improving sleep habits. The article suggests that a good night of sleep helps employees manage stress and unexpected work problems. The results of a recent study suggest that employees who experience more stress during their workday tend to eat lesser quality food and larger amounts. The study also found that when employees reported better sleep, they managed stress more effectively and engaged in better eating habits. Experts suggest that the relationships could be explained by employees using eating to regulate mood or diminished employee self-control through increased stress, which then leads to poor eating habits. Organizations are advised to emphasize health management, sleep-related training, and flexible scheduling.

Keywords Stress, sleep, eating habits, food, stress management, training, flexible scheduling
Reference

Dunne, D. (2017, June 23). Eating away your feelings because of work stress? Reach for a pillow rather than a doughnut reveals first study of its kind (and the findings could transform your life). Daily Mail [Online]. Retrieved June 28, 2017, from http://www.dailymail.co

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