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STRESSTEMBER: THE WORRY STARTS HERE

September could be the start of the New Stress Year.

As schools re-start and work re-boots, The Sleep Council has found that ‘Stresstember’ not only marks the return to routine – but pressure levels too.

Its latest research shows millions of people are caught in a vicious cycle of stress and sleepless nights with September identified by health professionals as being a stressful month for many.

Said Neil Shah, director of The Stress Management Society which is supporting The Sleep Council campaign to highlight the problem of stress and sleep: “In our experience September is the beginning of the Stress Calendar: the kids are back at school, the summer holidays are officially over, the weather is starting to change and we have to wait until Christmas for the next public holiday.”

The study saw almost 90% of people...

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