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Are you losing sleep this holiday season?

Posted on: December 5, 2009

  • The holidays can be a stressful time, and giving the current economic climate, the nation will likely be getting less sleep this season as they worry about finances, according to Sleepbetter.org.  The company released a Holiday Slumber Index with some interesting findings: 
     
    Losing Sleep Over the Holidays?
     
    44% of parents say they are worried about affording the holidays this year
  • 35% of all Americans are worried about affording the holidays (16% much more/19% somewhat more)
  • Hispanics are more worried about affording the holidays this year – 46% (vs. 35% for the general population
  • Women (21%) are more likely than men (13%) to say they lose sleep in the run-up to Christmas.

The Night Before Gifting, All Were Not Sleeping…

  • 66% of parents will get six or fewer hours of sleep the night before gift-giving
  • 17% of parents get less than five hours of sleep the night before
  • And on the flip side – three in ten (30%) parents receive 7 to 8 hours of sleep, while few (4%) slumber for more than 8 hours the night before gift-giving
  • 49% of the entire population gets less than 6 hours of sleep the night before gift-giving
  •  Two in ten (19%) parents say that their children get 6 hours or less of sleep that night. 44% of parents say their children get 7 to 8 hours of sleep, and 34% get 9 or more hours the night before gifts.

This was a national telephone survey (1001 respondents) conducted by IPSOS and commissioned by Sleepbetter.org.

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