Does stress cause sleepless nights, or does a lack of sleep cause stress?
Both have been true for me, especially since becoming a parent, and I’m guessing for you too.
When life gets challenging, it’s hard to shut your brain off at night.
You know it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. You know you feel better in the day when you’re well-rested. But it’s hard to relax, physically and mentally, when you have a lot on your mind. It’s like there’s a tornado inside your head, and all the sheep-counting in the world couldn’t pull you out.
And when you haven’t gotten adequate rest, it’s hard to function and deal with, well, anything. You feel on edge, easily irritated, and perhaps both foggy and jittery—like you can’t think clearly, and yet you can’t stop thinking… because you have a lot to do and figure out, and you can’t afford to stop just because you’re tired.
If you’ve experienced your share of restless nights and exhausted days, and you’d like to improve your sleep routine, I highly recommend the 7-Day Sleep Challenge, from Mindfulness.com.
This challenge was designed to help you make good sleep a lasting habit so you can become a healthier, happier you.
Led by mindfulness teacher and international speaker Cory Muscara, the challenge provides daily emails with practical advice to quickly improve your sleep, nightly audio coaching sessions, and a corresponding meditation for each, to guide your mind and body toward better rest.
This FREE 7-Day Sleep Challenge is for you if:
- You can’t go to sleep at night, and you wake up tired
- You wake up in the middle of the night and lie there for hours trying to get back to sleep
- You feel reactive throughout the day and small things set you off
- You don’t have the energy to do the things you enjoy
- You frequently complain about lack of focus and poor memory
- You are ready to make good sleep a habit
Benefits of Better Sleep
When we get the recommended seven-plus hours of sleep, we enjoy a wide range of benefits:
- Increased focus and productivity
- Strengthened immune system
- Lower risk of heart disease and stroke
- Decreased risk of diabetes
- Improved memory
- Decreased stress, anxiety, and depression
- Balances excessive weight fluctuations
- Decreased risk of chronic diseases
Life is just plain better when you’re well-rested.
You feel calmer, more energized, and better able to focus and enjoy your day, and you’re far less likely to say and do things you’ll later regret. Which means good sleep not only boosts your physical and mental health, it can also improve your relationships.
And odds are you’ll also feel better about yourself when you’re showing up as the person you want to be—not an easily irritated zombie who can’t wait to collapse into bed (only to toss, turn, and stress about how few hours you have left to sleep before another draining day).
Ready to sleep your way to a healthier, happier you? Click here to take the FREE 7-Day Sleep Challenge and get the tools you need to wind down and fall asleep more easily and get the restorative rest you need to be your best!