When we don’t get enough sleep, it can have a huge impact on our health and well-being. Sometimes, however, no matter how hard we try, catching some much-needed zzz’s is an almost impossible task.
Everyday life can be very stressful. From bills and work to relationships and illnesses, stress plays a part in all of our lives, however we try to avoid it. One of the most important factors in combating the symptoms of stress is sleep, but sleep is usually the first thing to go if stress is getting the better of us. So, how does sleep help to reduce stress, and how can we make sure we get enough sleep to combat it?
Ever wake up feeling as though you’re still dreaming? We’ve all been there, that hazy morning moment when it’s difficult to tell the difference between reality and unconsciousness. Sometimes dreams can be so intense that they linger for a longer period and feel almost like real memories, which can be a weird sensation, especially when you’ve had some pretty strange dreams!
But, did you know that your dreams (even the strange ones) can actually influence you in your waking life?