Baptist Health South Florida: The lack of adequate sleep is a culprit in many behaviors that are affected by high stress levels, says Rachel V.F. Rohaidy, MD.

Restorative, healthy sleep can help you get through the chemical changes that occur in your body, emotionally and physically, throughout the day, according to Dr. Rohaidy. “By learning to practice restorative sleep, you can learn to control and reduce the amount of stress level hormones released within your body.”

As we decrease our stress, we are also reducing inflammation, allowing our body to properly heal from some of the emotions we feel, Dr. Rohaidy says. “Sleep is not the same for everyone, however, and learning how to practice restorative sleep isn’t a quick fix.”