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Infographic: the impact of money worries

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How do money worries affect other aspects of life?

As part of our Need to Sleep campaign, you may have heard that 7.4 million people across the UK have problems sleeping because of money worries. But what exactly are people losing sleep over, and what effect does it have on their everyday lives?

Worrying about money causes untold distress that goes beyond finances. It affects our relationships with our friends, family and partners. It also affects our performance at work, our sense of stability for the future, and our happiness today. We’ve put together the infographic (below) to show you just how far the impact of money worries is felt across all aspects of people’s lives.

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Are money worries keeping you awake at night?

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Paul has money worries that keep him awake at night – do you?

Paul has money worries that keep him awake at night – do you?

There are very few things in life like a good night’s sleep. It plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing, and we soon feel the effects of not getting enough of it.

That said, apart from dark shadows under the eyes and a persistent need to yawn, is lack of sleep really such a big deal?

We’ve been looking into the effect that money worries have on people for some time. Based on the stories we hear from our clients and various studies, it’s probably obvious that a lack of decent sleep is a common side effect.

Many of us are kept awake by our debt problems, sometimes waiting a year or more before getting help. That’s a long time to go without a proper night’s sleep.

With this in mind, we’ll be launching ‘Need to Sleep’ on Monday, and we need to reach as many people as possible. To help, we need you to find a cuddly toy from your childhood!

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