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Stress and Sleep: How the two Interact
Stress can put strain on many aspects of your life and sleep is no exception. At the end of the day, a stressful lifestyle can mean that when you’re trying to relax and fall asleep, stress can keep you up instead.
Continuous stress can also lead to adjustment insomnia. A common feature of this type of insomnia is “ruminative thoughts” – thoughts that stay on your mind that you think about over and over.
Work-related stress can particularly affect your sleep negatively. Having conflicts at your work is linked to non-restorative sleep and trouble falling asleep. If your job requires repetitive tasks, this could also cause trouble falling and staying asleep.
Lack of sleep can, in turn, increase your stress level. In this way, high stress and poor sleep can create a vicious circle. Here we provide some general guidelines on how to reduce stress and sleep better.
Symptoms of stress
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How to adjust to Your Sleep Chronotype
Your sleep chronotype refers to the time of day that you go to bed and wake up. Everyone has a circadian rhythm, which is basically how our biological clock works. This clock is set in part by when you are naturally inclined to sleep. Knowing your sleep chronotype can help you optimize your day and improve your sleep health.
Here are the Best Natural Sleep Remedies for a Good Night’s Rest
Sleep is as important to your health as diet and exercise, and lack of sleep can have serious effects on your wellbeing. Luckily, there are plenty of natural sleep aids against insomnia. We have compiled a list of natural sleep remedies that can help you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night long.
Nap Before or After Workout?
A good nap can fully restore your physical performance and guarantee improved alertness, better reaction time, and put you in a better mood. “Taking a nap is a great way to boost an athlete's performance without getting tired” – says Dr. Amy Bender from the University of Calgary. However, when should we throw a nap into our schedule – before or after doing physical activity?