Don’t Let Stress Affect Your Sleep and Your Health!

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As we age, there are an additional number of factors that can cause stress, which can lead to problems sleeping and heightened levels of fatigue. New challenges, such as a concerning medical diagnosis or the loss of a loved one, can feel like an extreme blow to our mental and emotional stability. Sometimes, trying to handle these pressures on our own can have adverse effects on our health, as stress may be building to a point that overwhelms us.

Knowing the short-term symptoms of stress on the body and mind as we enter our later years can help us be aware of the importance of relaxation and mindfulness. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Sleeplessness or fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • Digestive issues
  • Skin issues, like rashes or hives
  • Headaches
  • Heightened asthma

Noticing any number of these short-term symptoms of stress, especially trouble sleeping and a restless mind, may mean that it is time to develop new strategies to maintain anxiety and negativity in order to live out our later lives happily.

 

Guest Contributor: Sally Perkins, Content Manager for SeniorAdvisor.com

 

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