Stress and Sleep
Sleep is a vital part to living a healthy lifestyle. Without the proper amount of sleep, the changes of a person not living a healthy lifestyle increases. When stress is affecting the way a person sleeps, a good way to overcome this is to practice some stress management strategies. The point of these stress management strategies is to reduce the amount of stress a person is feeling. Listed below are some ways to manage stress in order to sleep better:
- Develop healthy living habits. Proper nutrition, caffeine intake, smoking chewing tobacco, and drinking alcohol can all have adverse effects on the way a person sleeps. Eating an nutritious and balanced diet, and cutting out the unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking will help you body function easier.
- Exercise. Exercising is an easy way to manage stress, and relax the muscles in the body. Find what type of exercise you would like to do, and then stick with it!
- Managing Time Efficiently: Planning your day before hand can prevent a person from always hurrying and being overwhelmed at everything that has to be done. Prioritize what needs to be done (some people make to do lists) and then realistically plan what you are going to do for a given day.