Stress is very sneaky. Especially right now, even though we’re a year plus into the pandemic, some of us are still ‘ figuring’ things out, from working from home when we are used to going to work, children were learning virtually, [ so parents had to watch them and probably go to school themselves].
Sometimes you don’t even know that you’re feeling it until you turn your head and your neck hurts. Maybe you feel a constant pit in your stomach, or you notice your heart is beating faster than normal.
The truth is that some stress is ok……. but chronic stress can do a real number on your body. It can wreak havoc on your hormones, making you gain weight [ especially unhealthy belly fat ].
And it can take a toll on your health, paving the way for illness and disease.
So what can you do NOW?
One way is to look into your sleep hygiene.
What is sleep hygiene?
Sleep practices that help you maintain your health. These practices can help you get to sleep easier and feel more rested.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Why does it matter? Sleep deprivation can cause the following–shortened life spans–increased risk of heart disease and stomach problems–irritability, depression–increased risk of automobile crashes–decreased work performance and memory lapses.
Basics of Good Sleep Hygiene
Protect your need for sleep–
- Ensure that you have 7.5-8 hours set aside for sleep every day
- Keep regular sleep hours–
- an erratic sleep schedule messes up your biological clock and can make getting a full night’s sleep more difficult–
- go to bed at the same time every night
- and get up the same time every morning
- avoid vigorous exercise before sleep
- avoid late afternoon or evening naps
- avoid eating large meals before bedtime
- do not allow yourself to lie in bed and worry
- IF YOU CAN’T SLEEP
Try not to care whether you fall asleep or not-sometimes worrying about falling asleep is enough to keep you awake.
Do something relaxing to distract yourself from your inability to sleep.
Randi Silverman, Certified Sleep Science Coach at Randi’s Wellness Corner
I am Certified as a Sleep Coach Specialist through NESTA / The Spencer Institute Training for Coaches. I’m also a Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Healthy Lifestyle Specialist and I hold a degree in Healthcare Science.
I am passionate about working with stressed out females from a variety of backgrounds. From exhausted Mom’s to overworked CEO’s, I’ve helped dozens of women who are struggling with stress change their lives for the better by getting quality, consistent sleep. By helping my clients know how to reduce their stress levels, they are able to create a healthy sleep pattern free of sleeping pills or other alternatives.
A little about me:
What Makes Me Different:
My mindset and experience. I, too, have experienced sleepless nights due to stress and truly understand the toll it can take on your life and your body. The mental attitude I have to help others break the cycle is an important factor in how I provide service to my clients.
When you work with me you can expect:
Diligent problem solving. I am always up for a challenge and strive to find the right solution for my clients, every time.
Continual goal setting. When I help someone achieve their goals, I always encourage them to set another one to continue working toward.
Discipline and dedication. I’m highly disciplined and hold myself to a high standard. By doing so I ensure I am giving my best to my clients 100% of the time.
Planning. I believe in making a step-by-step plan. It’s much more realistic to reach your goals when you break them down with tasks and milestones. I do this with each of my clients to keep it straight forward for them.
When I’m not working with my clients, you can expect to find me kicking back to enjoy the Lifetime Movie Network, Law & Order or CSI.
Ready to see if we are the right fit to work together? Send me a message and let’s chat!