Sometimes our everyday lives can get so stressful it’s hard to think clearly, let alone get to sleep. Rushing to meet work deadlines, getting the kids to school and still leaving time to relax can feel impossible.
For times when we’re very stressed, like when we’re struggling through a break-up or grieving the loss of a loved one, sleeping tablets and anxiety medications may have a small role.
But for some, using these medications for too long can lead to unintended side-effects like tolerance, dependence and addiction.[i] It can make dealing with everyday tasks harder and even actually make us more tired as we don’t get the good, deep sleep we all need. You can reach a point where you can’t just keep getting on with it.