Sleep tight to avoid stress

What keeps a person from feeling good is usually not the stress itself, but the ways in which it is dealt with. In what follows, the focus will be on a set of simple tips to get a good night's sleep, as sleep is the best remedy against stress.

How does stress happen?

The nervous system is responsible for the coordination, control and adaptation of the body to the environment. At any given moment, the brain interprets the environment and the various signs that emanate from it, trying to pick up the slightest hint of an imminent danger to the human body. If the brain judges that you are not safe, it alerts the rest of the body, which activates the necessary defence mechanisms.

Stress is essential to life, really ?

Stress is an essential short-term strategy for coping and resolving any conflict, while long-term stress can be devastating. According to stress researchers, persistent stress is responsible for nearly 95% of health problems, directly or indirectly.

The body recovers when we sleep

A good sleep is a means of recovery for the human body. A good quality of sleep creates a kind of barrier that neutralizes stress, which reduces bad habits such as smoking, drinking too much coffee and alcohol, etc. It is during deep sleep that growth and cleansing takes place in the body. Most people with stress problems suffer from a lack of deep sleep.

Five tips for better sleep

There are different tips to get the best recovery possible and to facilitate the recovery work that happens when you sleep.
  1. Opt for lightweight duvets
Sleeping with a duvet weighing about 10% of your body weight results in a deeper and more efficient sleep. Cortisol, a stress hormone, has been proven to decrease, soothe and calm hormones such as serotonin and melatonin.
  1. Fragrance the air in the room
Soothing essential oils from the bedroom such as lavender, tangerine and incense can be used individually or in combination. The plants cleanse the air in the bedroom.
  1. Take supplements to help you sleep
As an example, you can take magnesium capsules with 350 milligrams in the evening, allowing you to enjoy a good night's sleep.
  1. Put on soft music
So-called isochronous tones have been shown to improve the quality of sleep. It is therefore possible to put on pieces of music to help you relax and sleep.
  1. Turn off the light and do not heat the room.
What does it take to give your brain and body better conditions for a good sleep? Many people sleep better if they don't look at the screen two hours before bedtime. Also being cold and turning off the light also helps you sleep. So make sure you don't heat your room before you go to bed.
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