Holiday time is upon us, and with it comes family trips, household visitors, home decorating chores, party planning, gift-shopping and — of course — all those extra bills to pay. All of this added stress can lead to sleepless nights. In fact, the 2010 SleepBetter.org Holiday Slumber Index showed one in six Americans were expecting to lose sleep due to holiday-induced stress. Fret not, however. We have sleep advice to help ensure that holiday stress doesn’t keep you from getting a good night’s rest.
Stress of any kind is a proven cause of sleep disorders and interrupted sleep patterns. Your health is your most important asset and it takes good quality sleep to maintain it. Some studies also link poor sleep with increased susceptibility to ulcers, heart disease, obesity, depression and a host of age-related ailments. Sleep deprivation also is frequently cited as the cause of highway fatalities and other accidents.
SleepBetter.org offers the following tips to enjoy better sleep while enjoying the holidays:
Have a happy and restful holiday season!
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