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Sleeplessness in America

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Stress and Sleeplessness

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God
From the Book of John

According to the study Stress in America™  released last week by the American Psychological Association, nearly 50 percent of Gen Xers report having lain awake at night in the past month due to stress. The same is true of more than 52 percent of Millennials (Gen Y); 37 percent of Boomers and 25 percent of Matures.

Click here to read the full report. 

Stress, Sleeplessness in Generations

There are special sections on Stress by Generations and Stress by Regions.  Oklahoma, where I live, is in the southern region of the study. Those surveyed in the south report a 35 percent increase in their stress in the last year. The eastern region of the United States reports the highest stress levels.

I did not need a study to tell me I lay awake at night stressing over one thing or another. The other night, I tossed and turned and tossed and turned and then I said to myself, “Self, you are troubled. You should get up and make a pot of coffee.” Best part of the day, by the way. Me and my coffee and my prayers.

Do you suffer from sleeplessness? What keeps you up at night?

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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  1. Le Thirdontheright

    now Jen is is stress or just the usual decision making process that sometimes is harder than other times … isn’t it all in how you – the one experiencing the situation – choose to view it … I am awake a lot at night but’s it’s not stress … it’s a new adventure,, it’s a turning point, its a thinking thru clarity seeking time, its a way forward 🙂 rarely do I think of it as stress – only when I realsie I am clenching my teeth do I think ohhh maybe I am anxious about this decision 🙂

  2. Andi Fisher

    I have never ever been able to stay up late, even when stressed. My instinct is to sleep when I am stressed!


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