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Struggling With Sleep And Wanting To Eat All The Time Are Pretty Common Right Now

by Sarah Bregel
Sarah Bregel is an editor at LittleThings.com covering entertainment, trending stories, adorable stuff, parenting, and more. She is also a freelance writer, mom of two, dog mom, feminist, and deep-breather.

If you’re struggling to get a good night’s rest or can’t seem to stop making trips to your snack cupboard (or possibly both), you are not alone.

So many people are having these very same issues and wondering just what is going on. But unfortunately, frequent snacking and poor sleeping are fairly common occurrences that happen more often when we’re feeling stressed.

Tossing and turning and not being able to turn our brains off, in the midst of challenging times, can happen. As a result, we can also turn to food in order to calm our nervous systems or to get a much-needed boost of energy. That’s why we often snack on carbohydrates — for a quick jolt.

Still, it doesn’t work in the long run. We need balanced meals and solid sleep. But in times when tensions are running high, breaking those patterns is hard. Like, really hard.

When we’re hanging out at home all the time, too, it can feel like there’s nothing left to do but eat. So we really have our work cut out for us. Still, there are a few things you may want to try if you’re experiencing these issues.

While it’s easy to completely let go of your schedule, having a regular bedtime and sticking to it is important. Bedtimes are not just for kids, you know. They help your body remember that it’s time to settle down when you aim to do it at the same time each night. It’s also crucial to get outside for at least 15 minutes a day. The daylight can help improve your internal body clock.

For more on what you can do to combat stress and break the pesky patterns that may be plaguing you, check out the video.

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