Getting a good nights sleep is sometimes easier said than done. People face so many pressures just getting to and from work that winding down at the end of the day can be a significant challenge. Reaching for a bottle of whiskey doesn’t help either because alcohol has long been known to be the thief of sleep.

Sleep deprivation can often be caused by medical conditions. For example bipolar disorder is very disruptive on sleep because it causes periods of high activity and lows of depression and that combination is not good for restorative sleep.

People who suffer from constant pain or fibromyalgia also find it very difficult to go to sleep and using sleeping medication over the long term can disrupt normal sleep patterns significantly.

I’d like to say that there’s an easy solution to this problem but there isn’t. The best steps to take to get sleep to a level where you can reduce your stress is too readily consult with a medical practitioner that you trust and work systematically through a series of options until you find one that is truly satisfactory.

Fortunately there is a lot of medical research that has been undertaken to assist in getting people to sleep well and this is worthy of discovery and reading.

Take heart from the fact that if you are able to improve your sleep patterns then that could significantly reduce your stress levels.