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New Research Shows if You Worry About Getting Enough Sleep, You Get Less of It
Are you frequently worried that you don’t get enough sleep?
A major reason for all that worrying is due to the fact that you’re not getting enough sleep.
Confused? Binghamton University psychologist Jacob A. Nota explains that a lack of sleep affects the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which is associated with attention. As a result, when people are tired, they tend to worry more.
Nota figured this out by surveying undergrads about their sleep habits and invariably, those who spent less time in bed, turned out to be the biggest worriers.
The researcher says that it can turn into a vicious circle, that is, people who sleep less, worry more and because they worry more, it causes them to sleep less.
Experts on sleep deprivation recommend that one way to possibly overcome fatigue and worry is by getting the most difficult tasks of the day out of the way first while feeling more energetic and alert.
Most Workers Don’t Get MLK Day Off
Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been a federal holiday since 1986 but yet just 37 percent U.S. employers provide it as a paid day off for workers, meaning a majority of businesses will be fully staffed Monday.
That’s according to Bloomberg BNA’s Holiday Practices Survey.
In contrast, New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving Day are paid holidays for 98 percent of workers, followed by Christmas Day, Independence Day and Labor Day at 97 percent. Memorial Day is next at 96 percent.
While not a federal holiday, the day after Thanksgiving was a paid holiday for 73 percent of workers in 2014.
Slowly, more employers are making MLK Day a paid holiday, up from 35 percent last year, which had it tied with President’s Day.
Meanwhile, last year, 22 percent of employers gave their workers a paid day off on Veteran’s Day while 16 percent did the same on Columbus Day. (via ABC News)