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Would You Take a Vacation Just to Sleep?

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | August 19, 2016

Would You Take a Vacation Just to Sleep?

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Vacation days are hard to come by in the U.S. of A. No one would waste them just to sleep — or would they?

Travel + Leisure is reporting a new trend in how American’s are using their vacation time, and it’s not on adventure holidays or family reunions. They are using it to catch up on sleep. 

“Those precious vacation days can be the gateway to adventure, relaxation, exploration, or family bonding time, but according to a new study many people are using them for something basic: a good night’s sleep,” Travel + Leisure’s Melissa Locker reports. 

According to a study from Princess Cruises, “72 percent of respondents said they use at least one vacation day a year just to catch up on sleep.”

More surprisingly, another survey revealed that many people take up to a week. 

“Two out of five respondents used an entire work week (five days) of vacation time to hit the hay, according to the recent survey by Wakefield Research,” writes Locker. 

READ MORE: How to Stay Healthy While Traveling  

Perhaps this new trend warrants some investigation on how to sleep better on vacation — because another survey reports that travelers often don’t get a good night’s sleep while they are away. 

Here’s more on how Americans are using — or losing — their vacation days.


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