IBS Quick Tip of the Week!
How Does Sleep Affect IBS?
Tip Takeaway: Getting deep sleep - and enough of it - is a key factor to keeping IBS under control. Do everything you can to get the quantity and quality of sleep you need for your health and life.
- Sleep - more precisely, not enough of it - is a physical body stressor.
- Stress of any kind inhibits the parasympathetic nervous system, and stimulates excessive adrenaline production, which upsets the rhythmic muscle contractions of the gut. This triggers IBS symptoms.
- Double whammy. Lack of sleep causes not just fatigue but a lower stress-tolerance level on top of that.
- Upshot? When you're tired, IBS is much more likely to flare.
- There's a direct link between morning IBS symptoms and quality of the previous night's sleep.
- What helps?
Keep a consistent bedtime and morning alarm time. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
- If you can get 9 or 10 (I know, impossible for many people), your body might really thank you.
- If you're tired, go to bed earlier than usual. Sleep in on weekends if you need to catch up.
- Take cat naps (or dog naps!) whenever possible.
- Keep your bedroom as cool, dark, and quiet as possible. All three factors make a big difference in how deeply and how long you sleep.
- Adapt your work or school schedule to accommodate your sleep needs as much as possible and practical.
Heather Van Vorous & Turner, CEO
(Canine Executive Officer)
Heather's Tummy Care
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