The Importance of Quality SLEEP in Managing Stress

The Importance of Quality SLEEP in Managing Stress

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

RELAXATION

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

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

ROUTINE

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.

One thought on “The Importance of Quality SLEEP in Managing Stress

  1. This article hit the nail about quality sleep and stress. Stress and sleep is a vicious cycle. You get stressed out, then you can’t sleep well. When you can’t sleep well, you feel stressed… again. These 3 Rs sums it up. It is simple, but works if you follow them.

    Mnay insomniacs are looking for magic cure, quick fix… In fact, if you follow these 3 little-known secrets strictly, you will see significant improvement in your sleep. At the same time you kill stress.

    Worth a read. Thanks for posting, Eileen.

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