Everyone can experience anxiety at different times in their lives. Normal day to day anxiety such as sitting exams, going on a first date, having to speak in public or walking down a dark lane at night can evoke feelings of nervousness, uneasiness or worry. This type of anxiety is considered helpful as it makes you more alert to the circumstances. When the anxiety becomes more persistent and begins to take over a person’s live then it can become a problem.
We all know good night sleep is essential to good health. It is recommended that we get between 7-8 hours’ sleep a night to enable our bodies to rest properly, store memories, restore energy and allow our bodies to heal. Even having a few days of sleep deprivation can affect your overall health leading to increased weight gain, the risk of diabetes, depression, affect your ability to concentrate and process information and cause heart problems.
Winter time can instigate a lot of health problems ranging from flu’s and colds to the winter blues. Having strategies in place to help you manage your physical, emotional and mental health is important. Here are 5 short term solutions to bring yourself back into balance and help you feel better. Cuddles, friend therapy, exercise, smiling, laughing and even a good old a cry can affect your hormones giving you a natural boost.
You may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Sleep is one of the life’s necessities and without it, your overall health and emotional wellbeing can suffer and can simply put you in a bad mood. It can cause cravings for sweet food, tiredness, lethargy, affect your stress levels, cause you to overreact and impair your work performance. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and if you answer yes to at least 2 of the first 8 questions above you may being suffering unnecessarily.