Chicken or egg? Do stress and anxiety cause sleeplessness, or does sleeplessness cause anxiety and stress? What do you think?
Well, the answer is both. These “big three” are intertwined, and literally every client who sees me for one of them, has the other two to some degree. Add in a couple of others issues; depression and lack of focus, and that is a host of problems to deal with. Does that sound like you?
Over 50% of Canadians report sleep problems at least one week per month, and that number is higher for high stress careers such as first responders, who also are susceptible to PTSD. Think about this the next time you are driving on the highway (or city for that matter). If more than 50% of drivers are sleep-deprived, their focus and alertness are compromised… pretty dangerous!
So what can be done? You cannot control how others live, but you can take steps to get better sleep so you can be focused on your driving and on the actions of other drivers. Why not try Brainwave Optimization®? It’s effective in restoring good quality sleep and reducing anxiety and stress.
Good sleep is critical for overall emotional, mental and physical wellness!