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Can financial stress impact your sleep?

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2022 | bankruptcy |

If you’re dealing with overwhelming debt, it can affect a lot of areas of your life. You may feel that you need to make a budget or cut back on spending. But it can also go much further than that, affecting the way that you feel on a day-to-day basis.

One of the most detrimental changes you may see is that the quality of your sleep is going to decline. Studies have found that people who had financial concerns, especially for the future, tended to sleep much more poorly than those who were content and a bit more secure in that future. This doesn’t mean they had to be wealthy, necessarily, but being financially comfortable was a big benefit that allowed people to relax and sleep properly.

Why are the two connected?

As you’ve probably guessed, these two areas are only connected because of the stress that financial issues create. Your body can process that stress in different ways. Some people have trouble falling asleep because they can’t stop thinking, for instance. Others get woken up because they have indigestion or other physical symptoms.

As such, finding a solution to your financial problems can help you in many areas of your life. If you were able to eliminate that debt, would you start sleeping better? Would you feel more financially comfortable? This is what studies have indicated is better for your overall health, so it is certainly what a lot of people find.

As a result, it’s very important to understand all of the legal options that you have to address this debt and stress.