Stress can affect many different aspects of your life, especially your sleep. Stress causes your mind to worry and panic which can lead to sleepless nights which in turn causes more stress and continues the cycle.
This cycle leaves you exhausted during the day which may lead to less productivity. Dr. Jeremy McConnell at Florida Sleep Specialists in Bradenton snd Sarasota, FL, is here to help you address your insomnia and figure out a plan to help reduce your stress and increase your quality of sleep.
How Stress Impacts Your Sleep
The more stressed you are, the more difficulty you may have falling asleep. Stress can cause you to lay in bed and worry about things that have happened or that are coming up. When your mind wanders, it gets wound up and creates adrenaline. Adrenaline can then make it harder to relax or fall asleep.
Persistent sleep deprivation can cause harm to your body. People who experience insomnia may be at an increased risk for conditions such as:
- Heart Disease
As well as having an increased risk of multiple conditions, it’s also dangerous to be sleep deprived if you have a job that involves operating heavy machinery or driving. Constant sleep deprivation may also cause an increased risk of anxiety and can impact your overall mental health.
Dr. McConnell at Florida Sleep Specialists in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL, can help you figure out methods to decrease your stress and hopefully make it easier to fall asleep again. Some of these methods may include:
- Diet Changes
- Caffeine Decrease
- Separation of Work and Home
Contact Your Doctor Today!
If stress is affecting your ability to get a full night’s sleep, contact Dr. Jeremy McConnell at Florida Sleep Specialists in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL, today to discuss what methods may work best to get your sleep schedule back on track. Call today at (941) 792-8383.