Stress Makes Some Wary of Using Vacation

October 27, 2010 ( – More than half of those in a new survey say they are too worried and busy to take all their vacation days.

A news release from Westin Hotels & Resorts about its vacation days poll said 58% of respondents feel they are in more need of vacation than last year, and 64% have canceled vacation due to work worries.

According to the news release, more than 67% feel healthier on vacation, while 64% sleep better while taking some time off. More than half feel taking vacation contributes to a stronger marriage. Forty-eight percent of respondents said they are happier in their workplaces after a vacation.

Thirty percent of respondents said that while on vacation they check in with work every day, and 25% said they check in every hour. More than two-fifths (41%) indicated they usually require three to four days to unwind on a vacation.

Commissioned by Westin Hotels & Resorts, the study is based on a survey conducted by STUDYLOGIC LLC via telephone of approximately 1,500 American adults who are professionally employed.

The hotel company said it has developed a Web site with more information about the advantages of using vacation time at