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Three Lie-Ins! Why the UK will benefit from a Bank Holiday sleep in on Monday

Boris Johnson is under pressure to grant a Bank Holiday on Monday after England reached the final of Euro 2020 and fans would benefit from the lie in.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to grant a Bank Holiday on Monday 12th July after England reached the final of Euro 2020 and fans would benefit greatly from the opportunity of a lie in.

England booked their place in the final after beating Denmark 2-1 in a tense game on Wednesday evening. Harry Kane’s extra-time goal was the difference between the two sides and was enough to set-up a mouth-watering clash with Italy at Wembley on Sunday night.

Millions of fans are now expected to tune-in to watch the Three Lions take on the Azzurri this weekend and whatever the result, there are sure to be some sore heads and tired legs come Monday morning as people nurse their hangovers.

It’s no surprise that a petition requesting the Government to grant a Bank Holiday on Monday has attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures. This would allow the country to really enjoy the final without having to worry about getting up for work the next day.

Boris Johnson has hinted he may grant an emergency Bank Holiday if England come out victorious and research conducted by Bed Guru has found there has been a 99% increase in people searching for the term ‘will Monday be a bank holiday?’ on search engines.

We’ll have to wait and see what Johnson decides but Bed Guru sleep expert Carl Walsh supports the idea of a bank holiday as he feels the country would benefit from an extra lie-in on Monday morning to ensure they fully-recover from the night before.

Three benefits of three lay-ins – Why an extra lie-in on Monday is essential

Not only would extra sleep on Monday help, but it’s important to prepare for the late night festivities by sleeping in on Saturday and Sunday as well. Here are some benefits of getting those all important lie-ins:

Improve your attention span ready for the big game – When we’re tired, it’s much harder to concentrate and even the easiest of tasks can become a chore. Lack of sleep messes with our brains and makes it hard to focus, so it’s vital we’re all well rested before and after the game on Sunday. Having the benefit of a lie-on on Monday would help fans recuperate and be fresh for work on Tuesday.

Helps to reduce stress – When we’re sleep-deprived, our body produces more stress hormones so it’s vital we all get plenty of rest to prevent unnecessary stress. The match on Sunday is going to be stressful enough so the last thing fans need is more stress in their lives! A bank holiday on Monday would help reduce workers stress levels for the week ahead.

Helps you form memories – Sleep is great for our bodies, but it’s also great for the mind. When we lack sleep, we struggle to remember the simplest things, and fans won’t want to wake up on Monday not remembering the match! When we sleep, our body rests and recovers but our brain is busy storing events as memories so it’s vitally important we all get sleep over the coming days. An extra lie-in on Monday morning would mean supporters would remember more of the events from this historic final.

So there we have it. Conclusive proof that a bank holiday on Monday would be hugely beneficial to the whole nation, so Boris has no choice but to give us Monday off!

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