Headaches lead to almost 900k missed days at work a year

Headaches lead to over 890,000 missed days of work annually, at a cost of €99.5m to employers, according to research for Headache Awareness Week.

The study has found a further one in five (19%) people in Ireland have had limited work ability due to a headache.

It also revealed that within the workplace, 24% of people say their workload is their biggest headache trigger, while 22% claim staring at a computer screen all day is the main cause.

Work colleagues also get some of the blame, dealing with stressed co-workers or clients triggers work headaches for another 21% of respondents.

More in this Section

The Lotto results are in...The Lotto results are in...

Flight diverts to Shannon with suspected fire on boardFlight diverts to Shannon with suspected fire on board

Irish tug sails over a third of the way to Canada to tow crippled cargo ship to safetyIrish tug sails over a third of the way to Canada to tow crippled cargo ship to safety

Two arrested in connection with murder of Malcolm McKeownTwo arrested in connection with murder of Malcolm McKeown


Lifestyle

It hasn’t been the ideal summer for observing the skies, but as we move into September we live in that almost annual hope of an Indian summer, writes Niall Smith.Skymatters: Enjoy the last of the summer stars and check out 'Vega'

Actually the lights were on when I got dressed this morning, says Luke Rix-Standing.11 things you’ll only know if you have no sense of style

Robert Hume unveils the Irishwoman who became the world’s first car accident fatality.Did you know an Irishwoman was the world’s first car accident fatality ... in 1869

Meet Lisa O’Doherty, the chief sommelier at The K Club.You've Been Served: Lisa O'Doherty of The K Club on life as a chief sommelier

More From The Irish Examiner