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One thing you can be sure of when you’re tossing and turning at 4 a.m. is that you’re not alone: The recession is keeping everyone up.
A study by Compass Bank found that 38 percent of respondents were having trouble sleeping due to financial worries. ComPsych commiserated, adding that cost of living and credit card debt were the biggest concerns. The Journal of Sleep conducted a study of women under financial strain and found they weren’t sleeping. Others are starting to pick up on the story of the Unsleeping.
So what should you do about it? You could ask Facebook. A recent status update from Federated Media CEO John Battelle asked, “So who out there has trouble sleeping? I often cannot turn off the brain” and was flooded with responses within minutes.
Whatever’s keeping you up, consider trying these strategies to help you get a good night’s sleep in a pinch (without resorting to sleep clinics or expensive prescription drugs). Got others? Leave a comment.
If none of that works, well, your resume could probably use some updating.
--Posted by Laura Rich, RecessionWire.com
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