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Hey New Jersey, People Lose Sleep When They Are “Home For The Holidays”

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So it seems like it’s counterproductive to be trying to celebrate the holidays but losing sleep over it? It’s interesting how as we approach Thanksgiving this week, people will actually lose sleep simply being at home for the holidays, so how is this so?

For me it’s back to a Thanksgiving tradition, going to bed early. This year we are so very happy to be back out with you on Black Friday for early shopping at the beautiful Ocean County Mall on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. We will be at “Center Court On Location” beginning at 6 am when the doors open, so please come down (PJ’s optional) and join us for some holiday fun.

OK I’m deviating from the topic, but my point is I have to be in bed early on Thanksgiving night to be ready for the 4 am wake-up call. Many however lose sleep on  Thanksgiving. According to a new survey by the Sleep Foundation“U.S. adults lose an average of 11 minutes and 14 seconds of sleep every Thanksgiving, according to a survey. Stress and anxiety were the most popular reason for losing sleep, according to respondents (34.7%).”

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Historical Thanksgiving Perspective in the United States

in Toms River News

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY –  Traditions are based on gratitude, family, and foods. There is a little more involved in the making of this American tradition into an official national holiday. The National Archives operated by the Center for Legislative archives shares what it took for Congress to establish Thanksgiving.

“On September 28, 1789, just before leaving for recess, the First Federal Congress passed a resolution asking that the President of the United States recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. President George Washington then issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789, as a “Day of Publick Thanksgivin” – the first time Thanksgiving was celebrated under the new Constitution.

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