How Debt Affects Your Sleep
Financial stress can cause a number of health-related issues.
The feeling of debt creeping towards us at night can be enough to stir up nightmares.
It goes to show the negative power that debt has on our mind and it can be extremely difficult to overcome those feelings of depression and anxiety.
In fact, it can get to a point that it starts to affect the quality and amount of sleep you get.
The importance of sleep cannot be ignored
Quality of sleep governs a lot of things in our life.
A good night’s sleep can help us stay awake at work, it gives us more energy and it empowers us to make good decisions.
A lack of sleep (or poor quality sleep) will make us irritable, it makes our jobs hard and it can result in a lack of productivity at work and home.
Nobody likes to be in a depressed and irritable mood, but a lack of sleep almost always leads to that outcome.
As such, the importance of quality sleep cannot be ignored.
It’s recommended that we get at least seven hours of sleep each night.
While financial stress can make this difficult, we’ve put together a couple of tips on how you can ensure that you get quality sleep at night while coping with your debt situation.
Solving your debt-related sleep problems
Turn off all electronic devices two hours before bed
A lot of people think that watching a film or checking emails can help you relax at night.
Unfortunately, it can distract us and make it difficult due to the suppression of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone, that occurs when we get too much screen time.
Instead of going to bed immediately after checking your phone, consider establishing a routine that includes a bath or shower, relaxing with music or even a book.
Eat dinner well before bedtime
It’s a bad habit to sleep soon after eating.
We recommended that you leave several hours between the last meal you eat and your bedtime.
This ensures that your body has digested the food and won’t disturb your sleep.
Establish a consistent routine
Sticking to a routine will help your body get into the habit of sleeping and waking up at the same time.
Regardless of what day it is, make sure you sleep around the same time to build up healthy sleep habits.
Overcome your financial issues
Lastly, we can’t forget about overcoming your financial issues and dealing with your debts.
Thankfully, there are several options available when it comes to dealing with your financial woes.
There are debt settlement plans, consolidation loans, consumer proposals and even bankruptcy claims that can help you deal with your debts.
If you’d like to learn more about solving debt-related issues, don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.