If the thoughts running through your mind is causing you to spend hours struggling to fall asleep at night, your stress levels may be keeping you awake. Stress can have a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Being stressed out can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep throughout the night. To make matters worse, getting too little sleep affects your mood and can cause you to be even more irritable and stressed out during the day, continuing the vicious cycle of staring at the ceiling all night.
Stressful times can lead to temporary insomnia, and long-term stress can cause chronic insomnia. Thus, it’s crucial to manage your stress in order to achieve a good night’s rest.
Below, we’ve compiled 5 ways for you to get good quality sleep even through stressful times.
If you’re able to figure out the source of your worries, try to handle it earlier in the day. When your mind is racing with worries while you’re trying to fall asleep, it’s almost impossible to catch some good Z’s. Work through your stress by ruminating on your triggers and perhaps changing your perspective on them.
Feeling anxious is often a natural response to situations that require some form of action. Viewing your worries as challenges that need to be faced rather than threats can help you to get into an active decision-making state, instead of remaining in a passive anxious state.
While it’s important to ruminate about your worries in order to deal with them, it’s also crucial to cut them off before bedtime. Give yourself permission to take an emotional time-out for relaxation right before bedtime. If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night because you can’t stop worrying about something, journaling before bed may be an effective solution for you. Journaling can help you to clear your mind and process negative emotions that are keeping you up at night. It may also help you to construct plans to deal with the issues that are stressing you out so that you’ll be able to drift off to sleep in no time.
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Especially when you’re going through a period of tossing and turning, you’ll want to ensure the perfect bedroom environmental conditions to fall into a deep sleep. Make sure to eliminate as much light as possible from your bedroom, and that you have set the perfect temperature to get yourself comfortable – not too hot and not too cold. Having a comfortable mattress also plays a huge role in improving your quality of sleep.
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Exercise is a fantastic stress reliever as it releases ‘feel-good’ endorphins in the brain that relieve stress and pain. However, you may want to keep your workouts to earlier in the day. Vigorous physical activity too close to bedtime can stimulate your nervous system and increase your heart rate too much, making it difficult for you to relax and fall asleep. If you still prefer to exercise in the evening, it’s best to do light to moderate intensity exercises at least 90 minutes before you hit the hay.
Some people tend to be more sensitive to caffeine than others, so keep a watch on how much of it you’re consuming and when. If you’re struggling to sleep at night, you may need to cut off your dose of coffee after 2 pm. Apart from your usual cup of coffee, be sure to also check for hidden sources of caffeine such as chocolate, soda, green and black tea.
Sleep is essential to maintain our physical and mental health, but getting sufficient sleep when you’re stressed may not be that simple. Apart from managing your stress, investing in a high-quality mattress will also make a world of difference in helping you to achieve a good night’s sleep.
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