Feeling stressed has become all too
common a problem in modern life, as our days become more
pressurised to meet deadlines, make that early morning meeting and
be in too many places at once. It's inevitable, then, that stress
will effect most of us in one way or another.
In fact, new research by A.Vogel Herbal Remedies claims that the
average adult is stressed for more than two hours a day.
Researchers found that things such as being late, lack of time,
getting stuck in traffic and health issues are some of the main
reasons for our increased levels of stress.
The study of 2,000 Brits found that 36 was the age when adults say
they feel the most stressed, with 62 per cent admitting that stress
had affected their health, which, in turn, resulted in half of them
needing to take time off work.
Speaking to the Daily Express this week, Alison Cullen from
A.Vogel said, "Ongoing stress causes the body to put everything on
hold except immediate survival.
"Areas such as fertility, detoxing and immune cells patrolling to
check for infections are neglected. The result is more cold and flu
infections, which, in turn, causes more stress.
"Many people neglect their health because their schedules are so
pressurised, but spending a little time on your health can mean
spending a lot less time being ill."
One in four adults admitted they even had to quit their job
because they felt it was too pressurised. And, of course, all this
stress can have a negative effect on sleeping patterns.
If you feel like the stresses of modern life are impacting on your
quality of sleep, then try
some of Dr Nerina's breathing exercises to help you relax before
Dr Nerina say, "Kundalini breathing is particularly good for a
wired mind and body. Sit up straight in bed, pucker your lips as if
holding a 10p coin, breathe in forcefully through the lips, exhale
through the nose. Do this for one to two minutes.
"Say 'Aaaah': chanting the sound 'Aaaah' can help to
release pain and stuck negative energy. It might feel weird but go
for it, don't hold back. Loosen your jaw up and let the sound out.
10 minutes of this can help to clear the mind allowing for deep,
For more tips, head to Dr Nerina's sleep toolkit and share your
sleep wind down routine with us by using #MySleepSecret