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Americans Are Losing Sleep Over Economic Worries

Have You Been Losing Sleep Over the Economy?

A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that about 34 percent of Americans have been suffering from restless nights due to the economy, whether it's related to personal finances or employment concerns. Less sleep leaves you more vulnerable to getting sick, so it's important that you get sufficient rest — especially if the cost of health care is an issue for you. Has your sleep been disturbed by economic worries?


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lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
kinda. its more like how can i see people who have money just waste it? im not saying people with money are obligated to give or be conservative with the money they earn but im wonder what went through paris hiltons head when she decided to drop 280,000 on a diamond dashboard for her bentley!
emalove emalove 8 years
No...hopefully, I won't be anytime soon either.
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 8 years
Oddly enough, I was losing sleep up until my husband was laid off. Since then I've slept well. Who knows.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Honestly, the recession isn't really affecting us a whole lot. My husband's company isn't laying any more people off; they're just making everyone take 2 extra unpaid weeks off per year and they're not matching 401k contributions for a while. Sure, that means a little bit less money, but we have a nice cushion every month and we're not living paycheck to paycheck. We're just riding out the storm, so to speak.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I'm with snarkypants, I'm a huge insomniac. I just to stay up all nigth worrying about my financial future, then I got a plan in place and actually saving up money now. So now, I can stay up all night not sleeping or worrying. Mostly just not sleeping though.
luna08 luna08 8 years
I've definitely had some rought nights! I finally sat down and put an "emergency plan" together and am sleeping much better. It's the things like adding to my emergency fund, updating my budget and resume that make me sleep better. Those are teh things that I can control.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Sometimes, but not just because of the economy.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
well, i've definitely slept not as well in the past however many years i've lived on my own had bills and debt. the declining economy has little effect on me (whoo debt!)
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i'm a freaking insomniac. but i doubt the economy has much to do with it :P
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've been ok with it for the most part. honestly, i think that by watching the market every day and tuning into ALL the information and updates that we get would make a person crazy. you hear nothing but the bad even though there has to be something good going on. it's like when you're losing weight - you don't see the change everyday - you just hear about the diet that someone's on and how miserable they are...and then 6 months later you see real results.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Here and there but nothing major.
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