Stress is one of the most common and pervasive sleep disruptors. It impacts three out of four people today, with sleep disruption as one of the most common complaints when it comes to stress. Stress isn’t all in your head – it can and does cause actual physical response that can seriously impact your health. When you’re stressed, your adrenal glands release hormones such as cortisol that can keep you wired and awake. But learn to stop the stress and you can radically change the length and quality of your sleep.
The first step of your journey to natural stress relief is understanding your triggers. Starting a stress journal can help to guide you to understand what’s negatively affecting you – especially on nights that you struggle with insomnia or falling asleep. Seeing patterns can help you to identify what triggers your stress can help to better remedy and get you sleeping better, faster.
Once you have identified triggers and external factors that impact your stress and anxiety, you can begin to search for natural remedies to help you through each moment. Natural ways that reduce stress response is focused and intentional breathing when you feel it coming on. This is is also helpful when falling asleep. Instead of stressing about your to-do list, the pandemic or the craziness of 2020, you can instead focus on breathing.
Another way to combat stress when it comes to sleep is by setting- and sticking to – a routine. This is not just going to bed at the same time each night but removing your stress factors and allowing your body and mind to come down from the triggers. This includes stepping away from work, your phone or social media, and avoiding watching the news at night. Anything that you found that triggers you, should be removed at least two hours before bedtime.
Lastly, there are natural external resources that can positively impact your stress response and sleep. One of the Sleep Doctor’s most trusted devices comes in the form of TouchPoints for Sleep.
Before one of the biggest presentations of my career, I decided to use TouchPoints to help ease my anxiety. Not only did it completely calm my nerves, but I was able to clear my mind and absolutely crush my presentation.
Because stress is one of the biggest sleep disruptors plaguing people today, TouchPoints’ ability to alleviate stress means it can naturally help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. – Dr. Michael J. Breus, The Sleep Doctor
Outside of the Sleep Doctor’s personal experience, case studies have proven TouchPoints to encourage sleep within 15 minutes and show an 80% reduction in wakefulness in the middle of the night. In similar studies, patients had a 75% improvement in sleep onset and 100% reduction in panic attacks. Meaning that not only did the patients sleep more soundly and fall asleep faster, they felt residual calming effects through the next day.
Unlike many sleep products on the shelf, TouchPoints is both natural and safe for your physical and mental health. A holistic approach to sleep, one does not have to worry about any habit-forming side effects nor safety concerns while using TouchPoints. Helping users of all ages, TouchPoints are recommended for users aged 5 – 105.