Slow Down at the End of the Day
Research shows that there are benefits to slowing down and relaxing at the end of the day, “not the least of which is that it makes falling asleep easier”.
There is no reason to panic, understanding and optimism works to accomplish more, not less, there is time, slow down.
Stress is a significant challenge, often triggering health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and immune mediated illnesses. By incorporating a few relaxation techniques you can reduce the effects of stress, and get a better night of sleep.
Sure, you will still need to meet deadlines at work, or handle a personal crisis, but slowing down at the end of the day will help to reduce the amount of cortisol your adrenal glands are pumping out during the day, and help your body to repair some of the damage done by chronic stress.
Researchers have found that 43% of adults suffer from health effects related to increased stress and at least 75% of all doctor’s visits are related to health conditions triggered by chronic stress. The cost of stress-related diseases and productivity costs American industries over $300-B annually.
Scientists have long known that psychological stress is also an important factor in illnesses that aren’t immediately life threatening, such as the common cold, type 2 diabetes, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea +++.
Gastrointestinal disorders, challenges to your immune response and disruption to your neuroendocrine systems are all affected by stress.
When we relax, we experience an improvement in mood, memory, creativity and the ability to concentrate. Relaxation at the end of a busy day enables us to make a more accurate assessment of the day, celebrate successes and rejuvenate and prepare for the next day
Quality sleep is essential for “gluing” events into long-term memory, and for making sense of life. During sleep, the brain pulls together and extracts meaning while discarding unimportant details. Sleep increases our ability to gain insights that would otherwise remain elusive.
Personal growth is notthe only benefit to quality sleep.
Lack of sleep may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, weight gain, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Sleep is one of the foundational pillars to your health and wellness.
Here is a simple tip: Taking a warm shower or bath at least 90 mins before going to bed, it lowers body temperature and mey help you to fall asleep more quickly and enjoy more restful sleep.
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