Older Millennials Top Stress Survey

Chris Sommer
August 17, 2018 - 5:32 am

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It appears older millennials are the biggest worriers in today's society.

A new Bankrate.com survey says 77% of U.S. adults in the 28-37 age group admit to losing sleep over things like money, work and relationships, the most of any age group. 

The report says 43% of older millennials say money causes them restless nights, followed by credit card debt.  Educational costs are also a major concern for that group.  "Millennials have a lot to worry about," said Bankrate analyst Amanda Dixon.  "The economy overall is in good shape, but wages are stagnant, housing costs are rising and the job market has become more competitive.  It's no wonder so many 20- and 30-somethings lie awake at night."

Other findings from the survey:

-Younger Baby Boomers (ages 54-63) and Gen Xers (38-53) are most likely to be stressed about saving for retirement

-Younger Baby Boomers are most likely to lose sleep over medical expenses

-Only about 30% of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers lose sleep over work

Overall, 69% of U.S. adults admit to losing sleep over stress, and money is not the biggest reason.  According to Bankrate, 41% say relationship issues keep them awake at night, followed by money at 33% and work at 30%.  Interestingly, 14% say stress related to politics is enough to cause them to lose sleep