Debt Support Trust has seen a rise in the number of people using our website to seek debt advice during the night.
It would appear from our latest statistics, debt is causing a greater number of sleepless nights than last year.
We have recorded a 32% increase in the number of visitors to our website between the hours of 12am - 8am, between Jan 16 - Oct 16, compared with the same period last year.
More concerning was the even greater increase in the number of people using our website between the hours of 3am - 5am, which saw a 37% rise in traffic.
Debt Worries Cause Sleepless Nights
We've all had sleepless nights due to stress or things we are worrying about and debt is no exception, with a number of previous studies showing it's one of the most common reasons for sleep problems.
In 2014, a study found 1 in 7 adults struggle to sleep because of financial and debt problems keeping them awake.
One of the most well-known causes for sleep problems is stress and debt is often attributed as one of the most leading causes for stress & anxiety.
Charity Trustee of Debt Support Trust, Stuart Carmichael said:
"It's common for people worrying about debt to find it difficult to sleep at night, but this research shows they are not alone. It's important to remember there are options and solutions to deal with debt problems."
"Debt Support Trust has an online debt test which can quickly give people an answer to their debt problem, should they find themselves worrying during the early hours."
DEBT HELP TO RELIEF STRESS
If debt is causing you to have sleepless nights, you aren't alone, our online debt test can be completely 24/7, 365 days of the year. Alternatively you can email us about your debt problem and we'll respond at the earliest available opportunity.
Whether it's day or night we don't believe anyone should suffer alone with debt problems, so let us help find you a solution.