Stress and Sleep

  • Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT, LPC
  • Series: Dear Rosa

The average amount of sleep that a person needs is 7 to 9 hours. People who are stressed need more sleep. Regardless of where your stress is coming from, be sure to go slow and be kind to yourself and others. Stress and change are hard! Don't hold yourself and others to unreasonable standards. It is perfectly reasonable to rest more and take a break while you're adjusting to whatever it is that's going on in your life. Use this time to recover and to consider healthy changes that may need to be made.