Stress and Sleep Support During the Holidays
Updated: Jan 13
The holiday season is a time of joy and family; however, it can also be a time of seasonal sickness and stress. These increased stress levels often lead to poor nutrition and sleep habits which can linger past the holiday season as well.
As you prepare for the holiday season, here are some things you can do at home to help make it through the holidays in a safer, healthier way.
Maintain a good sleep pattern. With the additional stress of guests, house decorating and holiday shopping, people often sacrifice sleep. Lack of sleep has many detrimental side effects, so maintaining a steady sleep pattern is essential. Natural sleep vitamins can provide the deep slumber you desire without the common drowsy side-effects of prescription medications. ZZZ’s Natural Sleep Aid includes valerian root, hops, Passionflower, and GABA, all natural ingredients that provide a relaxing slumber.
Be realistic with your goals. During the holidays, we often want to do it all… have the perfectly clean house with the lights up, host the perfect holiday gathering for family, and provide the perfect gifts. However, if you’re like most people who balance work and family, adding too many expectations during the holidays can make for a stressful time. Understand your limitations and try to pick realistic goals that you can accomplish and focus on them.
Pay attention to your mental health and stress. By sacrificing your health and well-being during the holidays, you are at risk of getting ill and not enjoying them altogether. Paying attention to your stress levels and taking supplements can aid in your impending stress. Some recommendations include magnesium supplements. Magnesium provides natural muscular relaxation, healthy hair and skin, and stress reduction. Magnesium can be taken orally or enjoy a relaxing bath with Magnesium Bath Crystals.
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by holiday stress, add Chill to your daily regimen. Chill is a natural mood soother using Ashwagandha Root, L-Theanine, and Chamomile Flower.
Finally, don’t forget to take time for you. Whether it’s taking a relaxing bath with magnesium bath crystals, taking a walk around the block, or hiding in your guest bedroom with a book, make sure you take time to decompress and relax during the most festive and stressful time of the year.