Today is 'frazzled Friday' – which means half of us will lounge on the sofa with the curtains closed after overdosing on food, alcohol and relatives over Christmas
72 per cent of us have spent one day too long with our family and friendsToday will be a struggle thanks to overspends and overdosing on treatsAverage adult will have piled on 4lbs by todayWe will have battled through or witnessed five arguments over festive period
04:57 GMT, 28 December 2012
Today has been named 'frazzled Friday' to mark three days after Christmas when the festive excesses finally get the better of us.
Overdosing on food, alcohol and spending time with relatives, coupled with a realisation there is very little left in the
bank to get through January, means today will be a struggle, a study has found.
And as many as one in two of us will spend today lounging on the sofa with the curtains closed taking time out to settle frayed nerves.
Frazzled: Overdosing on food, alcohol and spending time with relatives, means today will be a struggle
A study commissioned by movie and TV streaming service Blinkbox, revealed 72 per cent will have spent three or more days with our family and close friends over immediate festive period.
That is one day too long, according to more than half of those polled.
The survey also found the average adult Briton will have piled on 4lbs come the 28th, while one third of men over the age of 40 will not be able to get into their favourite jeans.
Yesterday Ben Ayers of movie and TV streaming service blinkbox, which commissioned the research said: 'Too much booze, food and family combined can leave us feeling tetchy at a time when we are supposed to be full of the joys of Xmas.
'The perfect tonic for a Frazzled Friday is some quiet time alone in front of a good movie when you can switch off from family with a bit of selfish escapism.'
The research found hours of compromising over what to watch on telly and too much time with family will leave one third of us fantasising about going abroad next Christmas.
One in four of us will first take stock of our bank balances today while more than one third expect to be overdrawn.
Revellers will today be hit with the realisation there is very little left in the bank to get through January
Top irritant over the festive period is likely to be the mother-in-law at 24 per cent, followed by our own children, at 11 per cent.
The grandfather is likely to be the favourite family member, annoying just one per cent of those surveyed.
The study also found 72 per cent of us will spend at least three days in close proximity to family over the immediate Xmas period.
On average we will have battled through or witnessed five arguments over the Xmas period, with 64 per cent of households witnessing tears.
On average, we will have drunk the equivalent of 65 units of alcohol per adult.
One in four are looking at a long cold winter as financial constraints will mean they won't have another holiday until after Easter
And 75 per cent are irritated by New Year resolutions.