By Heather Hampson & Hannah Tattersall Echo Correspondents, Liverpool Echo
ONE in five workers are too tired to have sex because of long working hours, a survey revealed today.
Around 19% of people questioned by the union Amicus said their sex life suffered because they worked too hard.
Pressure at work and extra hours meant less time and energy was left to spend on other activities.
This number rose to a significantly higher 28% among London workers, who spend more hours in the office than they do in bed. But Liverpool workers agreed that a combination of stress and fatigue kept them from early nights with their partners.
The poll of 3,500 workers across the UK also revealed that most did not have enough time to spend with their partners or children.
Social life, fitness and hobbies also suffered at the expense of longer working hours.
In comparison with the rest of Europe, it appears that the UK is becoming a culture of all work and no play.
Amicus joint general secretary Roger Lyons said, "Forcing people to work excessive hours is the work equivalent to a low carb diet - immediate results but with potentially damaging effects on the health of your business.
"People generally work harder and more efficiently if they are happy and fulfilled in the rest of their lives."