If you travel frequently for work, you are probably familiar with the mental and physical exhaustion that can go along with the journey. Indeed, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found that people who travel frequently (two weeks or more per month) for business report more depression, anxiety, and insomnia than people who travel less often.
It makes sense that traveling for work can be hard on your mental health. But sometimes, even travel that is supposed to be enjoyable can cause angst. For some, the idea of a vacation is wonderful in theory – but thoughts about flying bring anxiety into the picture.
According to Dr. Lucas van Gerwen, an aviation psychologist and pilot, as many as 40% of people experience anxiety about flying. The National Institute of Mental Health has found that for roughly 6.5% of people, the anxiety is bad enough to keep them from flying altogether. Many others can only stomach a flight after taking medication to calm their nerves.
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Another factor that can make a vacation anxiety provoking is the thought of missing work. According to a recent study, 52% of Americans with vacation benefits do not intend to use all of their paid time off, with most of those workers leaving at least an entire week unused. One of the main reasons people cite for not taking all of their allotted time is that they have too much work, and worry about having to catch up upon returning.
In Texas, a state studied by Project: Time Off and AAA, “55 percent of employees have unused vacation time;” the study authors believe “the main reason many don’t take time off is that the stress…is too great. In America in 2018 we are simply too stressed to relax.” What is supposed to be time away from the office can be marred by persistent anxiety about what is happening at work while you are gone.
The stress is enough to make a vacation seem daunting; yet Merriam-Webster defines a vacation as “a time of respite from something,” If your anxiety is preventing you from fully experiencing that respite, Alpha-Stim can help.
With Alpha-Stim, the results are immediate; using Alpha-Stim during procedures, dental patients reported an average of 61% less anxiety. The Alpha-Stim fits in the palm of your hand and the ear clips are discreet, making it an ideal travel companion. Just 20 to 60 minutes of use provides relief from your anxiety, allowing you to break free from the baggage of worry on your vacation. Alpha-Stim is safe to use while in the airport or on an airplane or as a passenger in a car; however, it should not be used while driving a vehicle.
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