Chronic stress is, in itself, a cause of many diseases, for example, coronary heart disease, and poor sleep is believed to be one of the key mechanisms why long-lasting stress is related to severe health problems. A specialist in ancestral health and paleo nutrition advocates looking at stress positively and reframing your attitude to make it work for you.
- It is easy to slip into negative thinking when you are stressed and wound up; even small problems can cause anxiety.
- Something as simple as having a cup of tea can lower your stress level, studies have found.
- Stress is one of the most common causes of sleep disruption, according to Göran Kecklund, associate professor at the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University.
"Professor Cary Cooper, an occupational health expert at Lancaster University, suggests writing a list at the end of each day of all that went well or was enjoyable, and taking a moment to consider things for which you should be grateful which you may have forgotten."