Lack of Sleep Now #1 Cause of Rising Stress Levels

The Medibank Better Health Index Research was released on December 28 for the 2016-17 period. The research revealed sleep — or a lack of — has been self-reported as a key contributor to Australians’ rising stress levels in 2017 (44%).

The incidence of mental health issues is the highest amongst those affected by stress, according to new Medibank data.

With the lives of many people around the world being driven now by electronic devices, mainly, mobile phones, solid sleeping has become a thing of the past for many individuals.

Recently I heard a research fellow interviewed who had just returned from a mental health conference in Singapore and she was amazed at statistics about millennials, stress and sleeping patterns. Millennials who were struggling with stress and needed to admit themselves for a short stay in a destress clinic were observed during their night’s sleep. On average during their sleeping period each night the average number of times an individual checked their mobile phone was a staggering 10!!

High quality deep sleep …

  • This is often the simplest way of re-setting the brain.
  • Your brain files information and cleans itself out when you SLEEP.
  • While you sleep, your brain will “delete” the nerve connections you don’t use.
  • A nap of even 10 minutes improves cognitive function and vigor.

I have previously written on The Sound Sleep System and sleep deprivation is such a common condition now in society you may not even realize you suffer from it. Science has now recognized that being sleep deficit can have serious and far reaching effects on your entire health and well being.

Research over the past ten years is ever increasingly showing that seven to eight hours’ sleep a night is required to keep us as healthy as possible. In a landmark paper published in 2015 by Ding et al in-PLOS Medicine on Traditional and Emerging Lifestyle Risk Behaviours of 231,048 Australians between 2006 and 2009, long sleep (over 9 hours a night) was found to be very unhealthy, where-as, short sleep (less than 5 hours a night) only had a minor effect on a persons’ health. People who are short sleepers the authors found, usually exercise daily, whereas long sleepers don’t have time to exercise usually.

High quality sleep has now become the number one habit in creating a stress-less life.

We invite you to immerse yourself in two days of building emotional resilience and join us in Brisbane on May 5&6 for the Build Emotional Resilience Training. We have a fantastic team of qualified Stress Management Practitioners & Facilitators who will guide and mentor you through the processes. Plus, you’ll have lots of fun and go home relaxed and de-stressed and armed with your own personal destress toolkit and your stress management strategy plan. We pre and post stress test participants at this program and on average at the end of the two-day training that they measure between 75% and 85% reduction in their stress level.

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