Are Your Sleep Issues Creating Emotional Turmoil?

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Sleep issues can cause many other issues.


Are Your Sleep Issues Creating Emotional Turmoil?

The short answer to this question is yes, absolutely. But it’s worth digging a little deeper here.

Sleep is important. Without sleep, you’re always going to struggle to gain the energy that you need to get through the day. If you don’t get enough sleep it can have a vast range of negative consequences aside from exhaustion. It might tamper with your mood.

If you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll feel completely drained and this could make you irritable. Consequently, depression can set in. This is especially true if the issue has been going on for quite some time. Important people in your life will notice this and it could cause a strain in your relationships.

That’s why you need to make sure that you work to get the right amount of sleep. There are a few ways to do this. 




How Much Sleep Do You Need?


First, you need to think about how much sleep you actually need. The answer could surprise you. A lot of people assume that eight hours is the optimum amount. While this is typically the case, it can differ depending on personal traits. Some people function beautifully on just a couple hours of sleep. What’s the difference? Usually, this will be the quality of sleep.

Two hours of undisturbed #sleep can be just as beneficial as eight hours where you’re constantly tossing and turning, if not more so. Click To Tweet


How Do You Get A Quality Night Of Sleep?


To get a quality night of sleep, you might need to start by thinking about ways that you can relax your mind. Sometimes, this could be a case of just writing down your thoughts and feelings before bed. In doing so, you can send a clear message to yourself that you have dealt with these issues head on. Or, you could think about something completely different like herbal remedies.


Certain herbal remedies like hemp available from sites like Bay Smokes could be just what you need to relax more. It’s worth considering. 

Of course, it’s not just your mind that needs to relax.

Additionally, to avoid sleep issues you must work on relaxing your body.


The right diet could play a part here. Eating foods like bananas that are high in potassium will make it a lot easier for you to regulate your body and ensure that it remains still through the night. Alkaline forming foods can also be of help.


Most people do not get enough fruits & veggies. Try to consume 7-9 servings of veggies and fruits a day. This is a great way to improve your energy, fiber intake, immunity, and to reduce your inflammation.
The Ultimate Guide To Alkaline Food

Additionally, it is important to consider heath issues. For example,  you might be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea stops you breathing multiple times through the night, leaving you feeling totally exhausted when you wake up. It can usually be fixed with either minor surgery or breathing support. 

Be aware that your schedule plays apart here too. If you are getting up late and going to sleep even later, then you are always going to struggle to get the sleep that you need at night,  We will be talking about that in a future post. 

Getting the right level of sleep and ensuring that you don’t wake up emotionally exhausted each day is a key component of health. 

What sleep tips can you share with us?


Scroll down and let me know.

Naturally Yours,

Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy


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24 thoughts on “Are Your Sleep Issues Creating Emotional Turmoil?”

  1. I keep a dream journal and document all the symbols i remember. I address it by doing some research of the symbols and how is it related to my sleeping troubles. This is for me to understand and declutter my mind.

  2. Creating a sleep schedule was so difficult for me even though it seems like a simple task. Once I did though, sleep became so much better! Without a consistent schedule, I was a mess!

  3. Wow what an amazing post! I´m struggling a lot with sleep problems in stressful phases, so this helped me to understand it a bit better 🙂
    have a good start in the new week,

  4. I always lack sleep because, well, my brain is always active. There are really times when I get grumpy or I lack energy because of it. I know it’s my fault so I just have to discipline myself to sleep well.

    1. Ivan, it can be very challenging to quiet the brain. It often takes more than discipline. For example, a good look at evening habits may be a good jumping off point. Please let me know if I can be of help.

  5. I used to have difficulty sleeping and would end up lying awake for hours. I now drink a cup of tea before bedtime and make sure to turn off all sources of light and get my phone FAAAAAAAAR away from me.

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About The Author

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.