I have a stressful job with lots of expectations on me. I’m performing well but find that I just can’t switch off at night. My mind keeps running through all the conversations I had that day which makes it really difficult to get to sleep. After I do finally fall asleep I toss and turn during the night and wake up feeling shattered. Please help!
Sleep is critical. We need it in order to stay healthy and happy.
Ideally, we need to get at least 7 hours of sleep a day. When we work in a high stress, mentally-challenging job, our brain and body can get overwhelmed by the chemicals that are released. This makes it difficult to switch off. Our systems go into overdrive and have a fight or flight response, even when there is no danger or threat.
Here are five things you can do to encourage a good night’s sleep:
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