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Stress and Sleep: How Stress Greatly Affects Your Sleep and Over-all Health

Posted on Thu, May 24, 2018

We've all had our fair share of stressful nights. Whether it’s because of work, school, or personal problems, we’ve all been there. It's that point where you become so anxious and stressed out that you can’t even get to sleep.  And before you know it, you’re suffering from the major consequences of sleep deprivation.

 

How Can You Prevent This From Happening?

Actually, the best thing to do is to sleep on it. If you’re extremely stressed out about something, you need to shut your brain off by sleeping. Why? Because sleep can actually stop the production of stress hormones in your body. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night, no matter what the circumstance is. Because being stressed and sleep deprived is a vicious cycle that will continue if you don’t put a stop to it.

 

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The Causes of Stress

The cause of your stress may come from various aspects of your life.  It may be your boss, family, finances, or even a deadline for your school project.

Whatever it is, you need to face it head on, accept that these things happen, and try to focus on the positives. Because the more you try to avoid the cause of it the more stressful your day or even your life becomes.

 

The Effects of Stress

Having an unhealthy amount of stress hormones in your body may lead to various kind of health problems like:

 

photo-1479936343636-73cdc5aae0c3Tips To Lessen Stress

Although sleep can actually lessen your stress hormones, it is actually easier said than done. To help you out, here are some tips that you can do:

 

 

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