Achieving Good Quality Sleep is vital in any effective Stress Management Program. Insomnia and other sleep disturbances is a common symptom of stress. Poor quality sleep can seriously affect our emotional, mental and physical resistance; our health. Good quality sleep brings the body into a state of Rest, Repair and Restore.
Deep refreshed sleep supports the body into a natural state of homeostasis and balance. It encourages the body off the chronic stress cycle into a state of peace, relaxation and a deeper state of well being. Achieving deep quality sleep can help you Manage Stress more effectively.
The 3 R’S for deep REST, RESTORE and REPAIR
Learn to RELAX deeply and effectively. To achieve quality sleep it is necessary to learn how to RELAX how to encourage you body from the hyper-arousal state of the stress response into the relaxed response.
Reduce stimulants in your environment, your mind, your body especially in the evening.
Reduce environmental stimulants in your every day life such as electromagnetic waves and the blue ray; mobile phones, ipads, laptops, microwaves, electricity cables.
Reduce mental stimulation worrying about the past or the future.
Reduce internal stimulants/toxins such as alcohol, aspartame, caffeine, drugs, sugar
Create and commit to a healthy bedtime ritual each evening, encourage a period of unwinding for all the family at least 30 minutes before bedtime; dim lights, sounds, stimulation etc encourage relaxing hobbies such as listening to soft music, relaxing bath, reading, relaxation techniques. Go to bed the same time each evening.
Eileen Burns is a Stress Management Expert, healer and therapist who teaches and provides highly powerful Anxiety, Stress and Sleep Therapy Programs.
She has been studying stress management and holistic well-being, healing for over 20 years and is owner of Stress Coach Training School.