Sleepy and Stressed Out? By: Amanda Green

Is stress affecting the amount of sleep people are getting?

When you are feeling down, sitting down to relax is a great way to relieve stress. However, if you are stressed out, it may be hard to lay down and focus on closing your eyes if you are thinking about tons of problems you are dealing with.

Sleeping is significant to help you relieve your stress but at times of stress it is difficult to maintain your sleeping schedule. In addition, being stressed causes you to act different causing more stress so it's all a big circle of making you feel worse.

According to, ”If you don’t sleep enough at night, your body boosts its levels of stress hormones. The brain chemicals connected with deep sleep are the same ones that tell the body to stop the production of stress hormones.” If you know their will be a time when you have to deal with stress, make sure you get extra sleep. Adding on to that, according to the same website, “On top of that, the more exhausted you feel, the less you’re able to focus at work and at home, leading to even more stress. You’re also likelier to snap at your friends and family, causing stress over relationships.”

In conclusion, if you want to sleep, don't stress out!

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