Too stressed to sleep? This can help. Stress Management #5

Did you sleep well last night? I hope so because while you were sleeping your body received a tune-up. During sleep our bodies rebuild and repair from the inside out. In fact, sleep is one of the best ways to manage stress and its effects on the body, including its impact on our largest organ, the skin. When we are deprived of deep sleep the brain initiates a process called the stress response. It is intended to be of limited duration, however, sustained inability to sleep a full night causes an exaggerated and prolonged stress response that can have detrimental effects on the body. These include increased blood glucose, heart rate and blood pressure. Prolonged exposure to elevated levels of … Continue reading Too stressed to sleep? This can help. Stress Management #5