Tips for better sleep during financial stress
It is difficult to fall asleep when a person has problems. And with all the financial worries right now, it's a real challenge to deal with the noise in your head. Not only are financial problems stressful to think about during the day, they can also invade your nightly routine, impair quality sleep, and even make it impossible. Below are some tips for better sleep during the financial stress you are going through.
Open your eyes to financial stress
In an attempt to find positive and negative factors that affect sleep, a study of sleep condition asks people questions related to their daily lives and sleep environment. It found that more than half (60%) of people who think they do not sleep well live from paycheck to paycheck and three out of four (75%) are concerned about their own financial future.
Financial condition plays a huge role in how we see and feel ourselves, and 2020 has shaken everyone's financial stability.
Am I making enough money? Am I saving enough money? How will I pay this bill? Do I have enough to support my family? These are the issues that may have kept you awake at night and are now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has created an environment of insecurity and instability. All this change and instability creates immediate worries, such as how to provide for yourself and your family, but also long-term worries about the future.
No matter what happens, it's no wonder that falling asleep has become much more challenging, but there are a few tips that can bring you back to your sweet deep sleep:
Sleep now, worry later
The goal is not to directly ignore your finances, but to take the time to think about them so that they do not appear before bed and in your nightmares. What we offer you is to set an hour of the day or week to deal with financial problems. It is easier to deal with problems in small steps, and avoiding the problem only makes this foggy cloud of worries grow. Instead, focus on your efforts to solve money problems in the time you have set, and then get out of this cycle of anxiety. Dealing with your anguishes during the problem-solving cycle helps you minimize interruptions during your sleep cycle.
We all know the physical benefits of exercise, but don't forget about its benefits to overcome stress. When you exercise, your brain activates neurotransmitters called endorphins. Endorphins are responsible for the feeling of happiness and content. And good emotions help in the process of falling asleep. Exercise is like a lullaby for your body and only 30 minutes a day can prepare you for a good night's rest.
Improve your bedtime ritual
You can't just dive straight into sleep. You have to tune in to that. We suggest you build a bedtime ritual at the end of the day to prepare your body and mind for sleep. A few simple bedtime activities you can add to your routine are to turn off your devices, immerse yourself in darkness with thick curtains, or enjoy a pleasant, relaxing drink like chamomile tea.
Find financial help
Although sleep helps to melt all your troubles, financial worries will remain when you wake up. If you are having difficulty, there are a number of credit counseling organizations that can help you get back on track. There are also non-profit financial consulting organizations that will help you manage your finances for free. You can chat online or talk directly on the phone with a financial advisor. During the pandemic, they advise people on emergency credit card payments and mortgage management, while providing emergency financial assistance resources for COVID-19.
Financial stress burdens you, leaving restless nights and even more stress behind. But the key to closing your eyes is to keep your eyes open. Set aside time to deal with financial stress, create a better sleep routine, and seek financial help if necessary, to return to a good night's sleep.