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Can getting good sleep help with my stress?

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Adults need an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. If you’re stressed out, you’re most likely getting way less, and it’s probably pretty low-quality sleep. This will cause you to be even more stressed.

You should make a serious commitment to going to bed earlier and getting more restful sleep. A new yoga or meditation program could do wonders for your sleep. Before bed, wind down by turning off your various devices and reading instead of looking at a screen.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Symptoms: Effects on Your Body and Behavior.”

American Institute of Stress: “Workplace Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Exercise and stress: Get moving to reduce stress.”

National Sleep Foundation: “National Sleep Foundation Recommends New Sleep Times.”

National Institute on Mental Health: “Fact Sheet on Stress.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 06, 2016

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Symptoms: Effects on Your Body and Behavior.”

American Institute of Stress: “Workplace Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Exercise and stress: Get moving to reduce stress.”

National Sleep Foundation: “National Sleep Foundation Recommends New Sleep Times.”

National Institute on Mental Health: “Fact Sheet on Stress.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 06, 2016

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