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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Feeling frazzled? So are the rest of us...

TODAY has been labelled "frazzled Friday", when the festive excesses finally get the better of us, a study has found.

Overdosing on food, alcohol and unwelcome relatives coupled with a realisation that there is very little left in the bank, means that today will feel like a struggle.

The report found that half of us will spend today lounging on the sofa with the curtains closed to settle frayed nerves.

More than 70pc will have spent three or more days with family and friends -- one day too long, according to more than half of those polled.

JEANS

The average adult will have piled on 4lb by December 28, while one third of men over the age of 40 will not be able to get into their favourite jeans.

One in four of us will take stock of our bank balances, with one in three expecting to be overdrawn.

Ben Ayers, of the video-on-demand service Blinkbox, which commissioned the report, said: "Too much booze, food and family can leave us feeling tetchy at a time when we are supposed to be full of the joys of Christmas."

jlast@herald.ie

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