The Effects of Stress on Sleep (and How to Fix Them)
We’re over 2 years into the pandemic, and Americans are more stressed than ever. 1 in 4 employees say they’re approaching burnout, and 60% of adults say they’re often mentally tired, even when they haven’t been physically active. Nearly half of us suffer from too much anxiety to sleep.
There’s a vicious cycle between stress and lack of sleep. Not sleeping well hurts your health, productivity, and decision making skills. Sleep is vital to our health, wellbeing, and focus, but a third of American adults know they don’t get enough.
How can you get better sleep? Here are a few simple ways to invest in higher sleep quality. First, consider your physical bedding. 200-800 thread count sheets maximize durability and softness. Neutral and deeper colors are more soothing and relaxing to the tired mind. Cotton fabric is breathable and comfortable while synthetic fabrics trap heat. Washing linens regularly promotes better sleeping habits as well.
Beyond your bed itself, consider ways to invest in your self care. Spending money on your health can feel expensive, but it pays off when you avoid injuries and setbacks in the future. Give yourself the gift of time by using all your paid time off.