April is National Stress Awareness Month. Stress can effect an individual on so many different levels. Take this time to reflect on the stressors in your life and what you can do to manage them. One way to help keep stress under control is SLEEP! According to The National Sleep Foundation “If you don’t sleep enough at night, your body boosts its levels of stress hormones”. Only furthering the cycle of stress leading to poor sleep and then poor sleep leading to stress or anxiety.
Daylight Saving Time — setting clocks ahead an hour — goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday March 12th. The National Sleep Foundation says “springing forward” takes more of a toll than “falling back,” largely because most Americans are already plenty sleep-deprived as it is. Even though the clocks change by only an hour, the effects can be noticeable. Giving up just one hour of shuteye can negatively impact how you feel and function during the day. It’s as if you end up with a mild case of jet lag!