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Extra sleep needed before holidays.

Extra sleep needed before holidays.

If you want to avoid arguments on a family holiday, make sure you get some extra sleep in the days before you travel, a psychologist advises.

Linda Blair, an author of books about parenting and calmness, says that, rather than planning to catch up sleep while on holiday, you should actually aim to nap more than usual in the days before you leave.

The psychologist says a key reason for holiday arguments is that people are so "shattered" and irritable by the time they leave home.

It might seem the wrong way round, but she says extra sleep before the holidays can help to prevent frayed tempers when you finally get away.

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