Rumor has it that it takes a week off to fully recover, while some claim that only a three-week holiday ensures true decompression. This is perhaps a perceived truth – not empirically proven. On the contrary, researchers have found that the length of the holiday has no influence on the quality of the rest. Various studies have shown that weekend and short trips have a similar effect to extended holidays. Therefore, it is not a bad strategy to plan smaller trips instead of a long holiday.