Sleep is an essential need of the body and of the mind. As much as your body needs the sleep to rest and prepare for the next day, so does the mind.

Stress induced insomnia can lead to higher levels of cortisol and adrenaline. This increases the blood pressure and also makes the heart race, both not so desirable things.

Womens SleepMany people find it difficult to fall asleep at night.

They toss and turn for long periods before they can fall asleep and then do so in fits and starts.

Here are a few things that you can do or not do to help overcome stress and anxiety related insomnia.

Many of us head to the bed straight from our computers. This is not exactly conducive to the body.

It would be much better if the body knew that it is supposed to go to sleep twenty minutes before bed time.

Take a warm shower as it relaxes the muscle tension and as you step out the air cools the body. The effect is very similar to the body cooling itself during sleep.