More than being less productive, working more than 40 hours a week appears to be hazardous to health.
According to the WHO, those who render 55 hours or more a week have a 35% higher risk of stroke and a 17% higher risk of dying from ischemic heart disease compared to people who work 35-40 hours weekly.
Studies also show that people who work 60 hours a week have a 23% higher risk of sustaining injuries. Additionally, individuals who work 11 hours or more a day are at an increased risk for depression.
Of course, you have stress. Reports say working 10 or more hours a day, 40 or so hours of overtime hours monthly, and rendering 60 or more hours a week tend to create stressful feelings.
Long working hours are also related to sleep troubles, fatigue, and negative health behaviors (smoking, drinking alcohol, etc.)
Can You Work 18 Hours A Day?
Can you work 18 hours a day?
If it’s just a matter of “can,” then yes. In fact, many people are capable of working for 18 hours when they really need to.
But based on reports, it appears that pulling off 18 hours daily might not only be counterproductive; it might also affect your health.