You’re In the Majority If You’ve Lied to Family To Get Out Of This Uncomfortable Holiday Situation

published Nov 11, 2017
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What’s a little white lie between family members? Perhaps you’ve told a fib to get out of a thing or two, especially during the often busy and stressful holiday season. Well, according to one survey, you’re not alone.

According to a survey by INTEX, an air mattress company (so you know, grain of salt) 52% of U.S. adults stretch the truth in order to avoid staying with family members in “uncomfortable sleeping arrangements” over the holidays.

While we fully believe that it’s possible to comfortably host friends and family in your living room, we understand why folks may want to avoid the possibility of a night spent tossing and turning and just hunt for other accommodations. According to the results of the survey, 81% of respondents said they’d been set up with less than ideal sleeping arrangements before, leading them to seek out other options in order to avoid repeating the experience.

Other survey findings include:

  • 62% admitted they had been relegated to a couch
  • 39% had been provided a bed that was too small
  • 44% slept on the floor, such as in a sleeping bag
  • 13% (more than 1 in 10) of adults have found themselves assigned to a child’s themed bed
  • 7% have had to resort to sleeping in a tent

The holidays are an expensive time of year, but for some people personal space and a good night’s sleep are worth the extra money to keep everyone in good cheer.

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