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This is the Worst Night of the Week For Sleep - And What to Do About It

Which is the Worst Night of the Week to Sleep?

Do you have a terrible time trying to sleep on certain days of the week? Then it may not come as a surprise that Sunday is cruelest night by far. That’s the news from a recent survey.

Of 4,279 Americans and Brits polled online in 2017, a full 23 percent reported that Sunday night was the most difficult night on which to grab some solid shut-eye. Monday came in second with 8 percent reporting having the most difficulty sleeping on Monday nights.

What’s the Reason?

The survey didn’t explore the reasons, but experts have theories, and they fall into two camps.

The first is based on anxiety, or more specifically, job-related anxiety, which can come from any number of sources, including the commute, upcoming meetings, or simply the dread of having to get back into the swing of things after having had two days off.

The second basic theory is that Sunday night sleep trouble comes from a jet lag, so to speak, when people are thrown off their normal routines and, therefore, are just not tired at bedtime.

What to Do About Sleep Insomnia

Research indicates that the best way to minimize the insomnia that anxiety produces is to address the anxiety directly. One app that can guide you through exercises of becoming less stressed and anxious is called the Power of Calm (available in the Apple App Store, and in Google Play for Android.)

The app, developed by, caters to all levels and can help put the power of calm in the palm of your hand 24/7.

Get started for free with a 3-day Basics Series that will reportedly change the way you think about stress and teach you how you can reduce it in a simple, scientific and enjoyable way.

The app offers exclusive access to a series of easy to follow relaxation exercises that can help you reduce your stress. You can also turn your new knowledge into a skill for life with our proven ‘stress busting’ 14-Day Program, it takes just minutes a day and is also available via the app.

A clear mind and calm balanced body is a formidable force for health, wellbeing and performance!

And, by the way, in case you were wondering — the best night of the week for sleeping is Thursday.


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