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sensitivities to light and sound, and sharp
stabbing pains behind the eyes or across the
forehead
.
Migraines have been known to
cause nausea and vomiting
.
Insomnia
Tere have been reports written about the
benefts of sleep
.
When the body is at rest,
it shuts down all non
-
vital systems so it
can repair itself
.
For the average person,
eight hours of sleep is recommended each
night for the body to recover from the day’s
activities
.
When we skimp on our sleep we create a
sleep debt
.
Just like fnancial debt, it can get
out of control
.
Tere are not enough hours
in the day to recoup the lost sleep
.
If you
try to catch up on the weekend you could
feel you are sleeping your life away
.
With fnancial stress, insomnia can create a
further sleep defcit
.
Te mind needs time
to unwind before you go to sleep at night
.
If you’ve ever noticed, you don’t always
fall asleep right away
.
You replay the day’s
events like a recording
.
Once the tape stops
playing you can rest
.
Te tape never stops playing when you are
under duress
.
Your mind constantly keeps
rolling and replaying your fears, anxieties
and the object of your woes
.
Some people
barely get any sleep because they always
reliving their worst
.
Lack of sleep can afect the waking hours as
well
.
People begin to hallucinate, become
irritable, sufer from paranoia, depression
and hypertension
.
Afer several days
without sleep you may feel the same efects
in your body as a person who is under the
infuence of alcohol
.
Unhealthy Habits
No one ever knows what they will do when
faced with a fnancial dilemma
.
We would
all like to think that we’d be able to bear up
under the stress, but no one really knows
.
More ofen than not we are not ready for
the onslaught and our coping mechanisms
are inadequate to the task
.
Alcohol abuse is not uncommon for those
who have been dealt a fnancial blow
.
But,
it is a vicious cycle
.
Alcohol is a depressant
.
Instead of making you forget your worries,
you actually relive them
.
To stop the pain
you drink even more
.
Gambling is ofen a habit that is born out
of desperation
.
It is said that addictive
personalities are more likely to be
susceptible to gambling problems
.
For
those in fnancial dilemmas it seems to be
an answer, a quick fx, for the short
-
term
need for money
.
But, you can rack up more
fnancial problems by adding gambling
debts to the pile
.
Smoking is also an addictive behavior
that can result from fnancial pressures
.
Cigarette smoke can afect the elasticity of
blood vessels, contributing to hypertension
and heart disease
.
Tis is in addition to the
hundreds of harmful chemicals you are
allowing to enter your lungs with each puf
.
Obesity
It is cheap to eat poorly
.
Tat is just a fact
.
When money gets tight, people buy what
they can aford and not necessarily what
they should be eating
.
Over time, poor
eating habits can afect the blood sugar, the
heart and the kidneys
.
But obesity is an issue in
another way. Some people
are emotional eaters.
Stressful situations like
fnancial problems can
cause overeating as a way
to cope with the pressure.
Eating comfort foods actually
releases feel-good endorphins
in the brain, prompting you to
eat more. The added weight
increases health problems
and does nothing to solve the
fnancial issue.
How to regain your health