Sleep is important for your growth, for your vision, for your sex life — for everything you’re trying to do in life, sleep plays an important role of resetting your body and getting your body and mind ready for the days ahead.
But stress can get your sleep off track.
Whether it’s stressing about this pandemic, how to pay the bills, or just your health in general, the fact is, everyone has some sort of stress in their life.
Ongoing, chronic stress, can cause or worsen many serious health problems, including mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and stroke are all related to stressors put on the body.
In other words, your quality of sleep plays a direct role in your body’s ability to keep you safe from the novel coronavirus.
So what’s the solution? Check out these 6 ways to manage daily adversities, demanding circumstances, and the pressures of it all:
Use Breathing Exercises
When it gets hot in the kitchen sometimes your only out is to literally breathe. Take a moment to sit down and gather your emotions by breathing in a count of 6 and out for a count of 6. This will bring oxygen into your body to help you relax, lowering your blood pressure and relieving stress and anxiety from the mind and body.
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