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Brits endure extra complications at Christmas as overindulgence and the stress of gift-buying takes its toll

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Overindulging at Christmas events, stressing over presents and worrying about entertaining are among the prime causes of festive complications, in keeping with a survey.

Analysis exhibits eight in 10 Brits endure occasional ‘stress complications.’

A survey has revealed that entertaining and online shopping has lead to holiday headaches
A survey has revealed that entertaining and on-line buying has result in vacation complications
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And a ballot of two,000 adults discovered that for 1 / 4 the excesses of Christmas events has led to a headache within the lead as much as the massive day.

The ballot, funded by Nurofen, revealed one in 5 blame the stress of entertaining or on-line searching for their seasonal strife.

Fin Mc Caul (CORR), of Prestwich Pharmacy and Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society stated: “Complications can have a substantial affect and I see a spike within the variety of individuals struggling over the festive interval.

“Typically by the point individuals come to the pharmacy, it’s when they’re actually struggling.

The stress of buying Christmas gifts can give some Brits 'tension headaches'
The stress of shopping for Christmas presents can provide some Brits ‘stress complications’
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“You will need to perceive your ache and to know which you could tackle it early relatively than simply seeing if it’s going to go away or not.

“There are a selection of ache aid choices accessible that may cut back complications, so you will get again to your day.

“If you’re not sure, search recommendation out of your pharmacist that can assist you discover a good choice.”

The outcomes discovered ladies usually take probably the most pressure, with round double the variety of females to male victims experiencing headache signs from on-line buying and organising Christmas presents.

Nearly a quarter of Brits say that overindulging at Christmas parties has led to a headache
Practically 1 / 4 of Brits say that overindulging at Christmas events has led to a headache
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And the youthful era might endure extra as on-line buying causes headache signs for roughly twice the variety of 25-44 12 months outdated victims in comparison with the over 45s.

Different headache triggers embrace an absence of sleep, dehydration and spending time in noisy environments.

Nevertheless, in keeping with the analysis performed by means of OnePoll.com, 47 per cent of Brits go for a ‘wait and see’ strategy after they really feel a headache coming, ignoring it within the hope it will get higher.

After they do deal with a headache, as much as three quarters of individuals are not fully happy with how rapidly ache aid kicks in or how lengthy it lasts for.

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The survey additionally discovered that complications not solely affect the sufferer in regard to ache however for 50 per cent of the inhabitants can have an effect on their intercourse life.

Eight in 10 unsurprisingly say a headache will negatively have an effect on their normal temper, and 71 per cent are delay actions they get pleasure from like enjoying with their kids.


To assist Brits by means of the season of festive enjoyable, Nurofen teamed up with mixologist Paul Tvaroh of Lounge Bohemia in Shoreditch to create three Christmas-inspired non-alcoholic cocktails.

Paul Tvaroh stated: “There’s no purpose why a non-alcoholic cocktail can’t be as artistic as an alcoholic one.

“These recipes deliver collectively the quintessential flavours of Christmas with a contact of experimental mixology which you could strive at residence, so you possibly can assist keep away from the complications however nonetheless get pleasure from a classy cocktail expertise.”


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