Stress Management & Sleep for Retirees
It’s common during retirement to encounter new stressors from changes in routines and new life stages. Healthy habits help to cope with stress and decrease the risk of heart disease, heartburn, and more.
Getting restful sleep is one of the best ways to take care of yourself physically and emotionally. In fact, a good night’s rest may reduce irritability, memory problems, depression, and chance of falls. All adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
Stress Management: Take a 4-count breath into your belly before, during, and after stressful moments.
Sleep: Talk to your doctor about the challenges you are having with sleep.
Stay on track:
Stress Management: Keep up a routine that includes regular physical activity, socialization, and sleep.
Sleep: Create a bedtime routine that avoids caffeine and alcohol. Also, be mindful of lighting. Dim the lights in the evening and avoid the blue light from phones, tablets, and televisions.