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Let The Stress Die To Make You Sleep

Submitted by on May 15, 2009 – 10:03 amNo Comment



The economic crises has swept not only the financial commitments of the people but has also gifted the swallow of sorrows. From the very ancient times, there is a big connection between the feelings and sleep. The more relaxed you are the more sleep you can earn is the basic thumb rule. If you see the industrial growth of last some month, it has developed drastically in the downside and see the stress growth it has crossed all the borders and probably all time high of many years.

As stress from economic anxiety mounts, the Better Sleep Council (BSC) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) have joined forces for Better Sleep Month in May to help consumers enjoy a stress-less, good night’s sleep. In order to get the best rest possible and help relieve stress, the BSC and CRN say it’s essential for Americans to make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Stress is a leading culprit that is robbing Americans of sleep, according to sleep researchers. While it is well known that stress can negatively impact sleep, new research from Oklahoma State University (OSU) confirms that cyclically poor sleep can elevate stress. The OSU study, “Back Pain, Sleep Quality and Perceived Stress Following Introduction of New Bedding Systems,” published in the March 2009 Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, also suggests that improved sleep quality not only reduces stress, but also helps us manage everyday stress.

“When you’re stressed, and similarly when you are tired, every aspect of your waking life is affected, from work to personal relationships and even concentration,” says BSC spokesperson and lifestyle expert Lisa Coffey. “Controlling stress and getting a good night’s rest start by evaluating your lifestyle and creating a healthy daily regimen that you can stick to. This includes adequate sleep, balanced diet, daily vitamins and healthy exercise.”

The Sleep Escape

The OSU study also reveals that the mattress plays a critical role in the sleep-stress relationship and quality of sleep. In fact, the OSU study found that significant decreases in stress paralleled reports of a good night’s sleep on a new mattress, compared to one that is five years or older.

“People across the country are facing hardships from job losses and money woes,” adds Coffey. “A mattress that cradles you with comfort can go a long way to help reduce stress. It provides a good night’s rest so that you can perform your best during the day, even in tough times.”

The BSC advises consumers to take time during Better Sleep Month to evaluate their mattress for optimum comfort and support and consider replacing it every five to seven years.

Investing in Your Wellness

Getting a good night’s sleep on a supportive mattress is just one part of investing in a healthy lifestyle. Being active and eating healthy also play a large role. And with healthcare costs and unemployment rates increasing, CRN says that now, more than ever, it’s important to think about taking an integrative approach to preventive healthcare.

“Studies show that healthy individuals tend to engage in many healthy habits-eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, exercising regularly and getting adequate amounts of sleep-as an integrative approach to wellness,” says Douglas MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN. Dr. MacKay, a licensed naturopathic doctor, says certain supplements, including melatonin, magnesium and calcium, may help individuals relax or promote healthy sleep patterns.

“Herbals and other dietary supplements can be safe and effective ways to help individuals achieve quality sleep,” says Dr. MacKay. “You should consult a doctor or healthcare professional to determine which supplements are the best regimens for your lifestyle.”

Absorb the best suiting to you and implement them in order to cherish a good sleep. Remember, the more you get a sound sleep, the more you are stress free and the more stress free you are the more concentrative you can be to the financial issues. The ease of financial issue will minimize or even kill the stress and earn you a permanent sound sleep for you. So, get a stress free sleep…

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