It seems like since this year started we’ve been reading and watching an increasing amount of violence and terror in media. News coverage is 24/7 and it can be difficult to truly unwind at the end of the day with the stress of the day attached to the emotions triggered by tragedy around us. As you’re watching for developments, discussing with coworkers, or posting your opinions to social media – keep in mind how this is affecting your sleep. This and any kind of stress causes chemical changes in your body will interfere when you finally want to turn off for the night.
Sarah DiGiulio reports to the Huffington Post the hormonal changes your body goes through after witnessing a traumatic event. She also offers some tips on how to cope with this kind of stress. Read the full article.