Stress & Anxiety

Get good sleep and know how to unwind.

Sleep deprivation can negatively affect your immune system. Without quality sleep, your body is less able to target inflammation in the body, making you more vulnerable to illness. 

For someone with type 2 diabetes, there are even more reasons to seek at least 7 hours of quality sleep a night. Not getting enough sleep can contribute to insulin resistance, making it harder to get blood sugars in good control. It can also contribute to high blood pressure. That’s why it’s particularly important to try and get undisturbed sleep for at least 7 hours to ease the mind and have blood sugar control. 

When it comes to keeping stress low, it’s also important to let yourself unwind. Mindfulness is a great technique that can help reduce stress during challenging times. Take time every day to meditate, pray, or practice deep breathing exercises.

There are things you can do to develop good sleep and stress management habits. One easy tip to put into practice right away is to take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news and social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting and overwhelming.

Learn more ways to get better sleep and feel less anxious & depressed with Sanvello.

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