Going home for the holidays can be a nightmare sometimes. Dealing with bickering family can ruin anyone’s holiday, but the real horror comes when it’s time to go to sleep.
Being forced to crash in either your childhood home, or a relative's place, over Thanksgiving or Christmas can definitely get awkward, which is why it shouldn’t surprise us that a new survey finds that 52% of adults say they’ve made up some sort of excuse specifically to avoid uncomfortable sleeping arrangements over the holidays. And those who don’t tend to regret it, with 81% of people saying they’ve been forced to sleep in or on some pretty uncomfortable options while visiting relatives.
Among the more uncomfortable arrangements folks have had to deal with:
- 62% have been relegated to a couch
- 39% had to sleep in a bed that was too small
- 44% slept on the floor, such as in a sleeping bag
- 13% of adults have found themselves assigned to a child's themed bed
- 7% have had to resort to sleeping in a tent
And these bad sleeping situations can be a real source of resentment over the holidays. In fact, 46% of those polled say coming up with holiday sleeping arrangements is a bigger source of arguments than deciding on a TV show or movie for everyone to watch.
Source: Yahoo Finance