Research Shows That 45% Of Tech Workers Experience Stress and Sadness

Working long hours has been found to be one of the main causes of bad health, with 43% of Indian tech professionals reporting health issues as a result of their jobs. In comparison to the national average of 47.7 hours per week, over 50% of IT professionals in India work an average of 52.5 hours per week, according to a study conducted by Onsurity in collaboration with the Knowledge Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).

In a study titled “Burying the Burnout: Decoding the Health Challenges of India’s Tech Geniuses,” it was found that an astounding 55% of these professionals said that working late has a negative impact on their health. These issues include weight gain, acidity, stomach issues, back and neck pain, irregular sleep cycles, muscle stiffness, and severe headaches.

Moreover, about forty-five percent of IT workers have admitted that stress, worry, and despair are negatively impacting their mental health.

An average of 5.5 to 6 hours of sleep per day is all that over 26% of techies receive, 
and over 51% of them report having disrupted sleep habits. Also, a noteworthy 74% of techies report that they miss out on holidays and family gatherings because of job obligations.

In response to the study’s findings, Yogesh Agarwal, the founder and CEO of Onsurity, stated, “We hope that our findings inspire more companies to prioritise the health and well-being of their teams and serve as a wake-up call for tech-led companies.”