Stress can have noticeable effects on the quality of sleep and trigger sleep disorders. Managing stress is crucial for good sleep. Sleep triggers several successive cycles of 60 to 120 minutes, each consisting of two main phases: slow-wave sleep (light sleep and deep sleep) and REM sleep. Disruption of this cycle can lead to a form of chronic insomnia.
It has been demonstrated that stress is closely linked to sleep disorders: anxiety often causes difficulties falling asleep and is even the cause of nighttime awakenings. The higher the level of stress, the worse the night, the higher the individual’s anxiety level, and the vicious cycle sets in. Physical activities such as yoga or sophrology can help in managing stress. Regular physical activity can also help release tension accumulated during the day, but it’s advisable not to engage in physical activity in the evening to allow the heart rate to return to normal.
Nutrition also plays a crucial role in our health and indirectly in the quality of our sleep. It is essential to provide our bodies with a number of nutrients (such as B vitamins, vitamin C, complex carbohydrates, magnesium, etc.) while avoiding stimulants, alcohol, and unhealthy fats. Magnesium deficiency tends to increase a person’s vulnerability to stress.
To effectively fight against chronic stress, it is recommended to supplement with third-generation organic magnesium, perfectly assimilated by the body and well tolerated. Recommendations include products like D-Stress SOMMEIL from the Synergia laboratory, which effectively and durably treats sleep disorders through a combination of 3rd generation magnesium and *Eschscholtzia californica* (California poppy). D-Stress SOMMEIL does not contain melatonin, a molecule contraindicated in many patients, and complies with the French regulation for a maximum dosage, which is insufficient to have a notable effect on falling asleep. Now you know more about the link between stress and sleep disorders and the solutions that will help you manage these disorders: relaxing activities, regular sleep patterns, regular physical activity, a healthy and balanced diet rich in nutrients, and magnesium supplementation.