A survey of 2,023 UK drivers reveals 1 in 3 adults feel the effects of stress on a regular basis, if not more – indeed 11% of these say they feel constantly under stress.
Over the course of a week, the average person claims to spend 12 hours 35 minutes feeling stressed, which equates to a staggering 655 hours over a year, or approximately 27 days.
Looking at the top causes of stress in modern society, lack of sleep (39%), financial struggles (32%) and issues with weight and fitness (27%) topped the list compiled by AutoTrader on line.
Meanwhile, more than 1 in 4 (23%) say that mental health struggles cause them to feel stressed, whilst 22% say they struggle with social anxiety.
The research goes on to reveal the top ways in which adults choose to relieve stress, with nearly half (48%) saying they go for a walk, 32% turning to exercise, and 30% saying that listening to music or a podcast helps them to relax.
The survey also found that as many as 59% of UK drivers would consider going out for a drive in order to reduce their stress levels and feel more relaxed, with 41% of these saying they have already used this stress-relieving technique in the past.