10 Ways to Destress and Get Better Sleep


If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. ~Dale Carnegie

Are you one of the 7 out of ten adults in the United States that experience stress or some type of anxiety daily and it interferes with your sleeping? (Source: 2007 Stress and anxiety Disorders Survey commissioned by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

  • Most adults with a stress-induced sleep problem will experience trouble sleeping at least once a week, if not several times a week.
  • Three-fourths of adults affected by stress say sleep problems increase their stress.
  • 52 percent of men and 42 percent of women say that trouble sleeping due to stress affects their ability to stay focused during the day.
  • Adults getting seven hours of sleep at least four nights a week: 61%
  • The average adult sleeps 6.6 hours a night.
  • Women are more likely to experience sleep problems due to stress, as opposed to men. Source: (ADAA).

Adults with high levels of stress are more likely to admit they aren’t getting enough sleep because their minds are racing: 49 percent vs.10 percent with low stress. (Source: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2013/sleep.aspx)

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