The link between stress and sleep

Welcome to day 3 of the Stress Less Week Challenge!

Today we tackle the very important subject of sleep. There’s a lot of info in this one, and some action points, so it might help to have a pen and paper to hand!

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Key Takeaway Points

  • If you’re not sleeping well, you won’t be able to switch on your Rest & Digest PNS, which will impact your regeneration of cells, consolidation of memory, and digestion, amongst other things!
  • If you are in a chronic state of stress, your cortisol levels may fluctuate out of sync with the circadian rhythm, causing you to feel lethargic and grouchy during the day!
  • Prioritise sleep as you would any other part of a healthy lifestyle

Action to take this evening:

  • Create a nighttime routine to prepare your body and mind for sleep
  • Breathe yourself into a relaxed state – hello PNS!
  • Spend some time investigating your sleep patterns, and see what you can change to make a positive impact on your day.

If you need to catch up with the previous days, then just click the link below:

Day 1 – What Is Stress?
Day 2  – How Stress affects your Metabolism