Are you that person that can’t sleep on Sunday night and wake up really stressed the next day? Supposedly, you go to work on Monday, and you’re really tired. The problems of the week keep you awake at night and you just can’t see yourself out of all the work that you need to do. And besides work, you also have your family – kids – who need to be entertained at all times. Sometimes, it’s just too much.
You’re not the only one with this problem. A stress Sunday sleep will turn into the messy Monday, and it’s a real thing. It’s actually called Sunday anxiety or depression, also known as ‘The Sunday Night Blues’. In the weekend you had fun, and you avoided the real world – you were relaxed. When Sunday night comes, you start to think about the following week – all the things you need to do, your responsibilities – you start to stress again. And this will give you a negative response, and you get depressed about going back to work.
The Monday Campaigns, which is a non-profit public health enterprise made a web survey. More than 1000 candidates were a part of it. The results were the following: money-related problems affected about 41% of the candidates, work 32%, relationships 27%, emotional issues 24% and wellbeing 16%.
Is The Sunday Blues different from men to women?
This survey also showed that women were the ones who get affected by The Sunday Blues, even more than men. Lots of men said that Monday was just the same as any other day of the week. Only 10% of men said that they’re overwhelmed by the stress of Monday, in comparison with 24% of women. 19% of men stated that they do think in advance about the problems of the following week, in comparison with 13% of women.