Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

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‘Tis the season to be joyful, but the holidays can be, as we all know, a handful. According to one survey, 88% of Americans reported feeling stressed during the holidays. It’s no wonder — you may be overwhelmed by attending too many gatherings, catching yourself feeling lonely, or struggling to complete your holiday-related tasks. 

A little self-care goes a long way this time of year. At SHEEX®, we’re proud to offer high-quality bedding that’s conducive to restorative and relaxing sleep. Since we know that this time of year can be hectic, we’ve put together a list of ways in which you can manage holiday stress. 

Getting enough sleep

Sleep, unsurprisingly, helps reduce stress. Inadequate sleep can lead to negative moods, poor concentration, and low energy. If you’re feeling stressed about the holidays, make sure to keep sleep a top priority. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep per night, if possible. There are some tools that’ll help you: Lull yourself to sleep with SHEEX Cooling Sheets that wick away moisture and regulate sleep temperature. For support throughout the night that reduces those morning body aches, rest your weary head on the INFINITE ZEN PERFORMANCE PILLOW

Planning ahead

Set your priorities for travel, gifts, and other holiday festivities ahead of Christmastime. Do you anticipate packed malls and traffic? Consider doing your holiday shopping early in the morning, or schedule in enough time for delays. Need to pack for holiday travels? Make your trip as comfortable as possible by bringing your daily routine with you. For example, if you love SHEEX bedding, pack the cooling goodness of your favorite supportive SHEEX Pillow and your Midnight Label Cooling Sleep Mask — these travel-friendly pieces use the same moisture-wicking technology as SHEEX’s full-sized bedding. 

Of course, do give yourself leeway for mistakes to happen and schedules to shift. Remember, the holidays should be fun, so don’t stress if not every detail goes according to plan.

Making sure to exercise 

Take a break from the holiday festivities by sneaking in a workout. Exercise is great for both your physical and mental health. You may feel sluggish from overindulging in your favorite holiday treats or from sitting inside all day to steer clear of winter weather. Physical activity increases endorphins, the feel-good neurotransmitters. It also reduces stress by improving mood and sleep. For a comfortable workout, slip into SHEEX Loungewear. Whether you’re doing cardio or yoga, you’ll appreciate the moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating properties of our apparel, which include joggers, tees, and shorts. 

Hopefully, these stress management tips will help you unwind and get well-deserved R&R. We’re confident that good shut-eye is one of the first steps you can take to reduce your worries. One of the ways to sleep better is to, of course, invest in high-quality bedding. Gift yourself and your loved ones with SHEEX’s bedding to ring in the new year well-rested!

Updated Nov. 9, 2022

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