Strength for Caring Helps Caregivers Get Better Sleep and Reduce Anxiety During National Better Sleep Month

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Strength for Caring, an online resource for family caregivers and baby boomers, is pleased to announce new resources to help people get a better night’s rest and reduce anxiety which can cause insomnia.

Getting about 7 hours of sleep a night can make a profound difference on your brain and your heart. Lack of sleep makes you less mentally aware and more fatigued, causes you to eat more, and places you at a higher risk of accidents.

Strength for Caring, an online resource for family caregivers and baby boomers, is pleased to announce new resources to help people get a better night’s rest and reduce anxiety which can cause insomnia. The new “better sleep” section located at http://www.strengthforcaring.com/manual/46/comfort-relaxation.html, includes articles, message boards, and information about insomnia, reducing stress, tips for sleeping through the night, and more.

Many family caregivers suffer from insomnia and anxiety, and develop their own healthcare concerns even while caring for others. In the United States alone, 50 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member. A recent report by Evercare and the National Alliance for Caregiving found that caregivers’ health is suffering due to their caregiving responsibilities, and the resulting stress.

As Lluminari expert Dr. Mehmet C. Oz explains, “Getting about 7 hours of sleep a night can make a profound difference on your brain and your heart. Lack of sleep makes you less mentally aware and more fatigued, causes you to eat more, and places you at a higher risk of accidents.”

Many baby boomers are caring for their elderly parents, their children, and managing their own healthcare concerns. This can lead to increased stress, restless sleep, missed doctor appointments (on the part of the caregiver), and feeling “burnt out.”

Lluminari expert Susan M. Love, M.D., says that many women experiencing menopause suffer from insomnia or restless sleep. “To help insomnia, try to consume less caffeine and alcohol, avoid eating large meals right before bed, and keep a cool, dark bedroom. Exercise, relaxation and meditation practiced regularly during the day can help fight insomnia at night," suggests Dr. Love.

Strength for Caring has published an entire section on how to sleep better, prevent insomnia, reduce the effects of sleep deprivation, and more.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.StrengthforCaring.com

Strength for Caring is part of The Caregiver Initiative, created by the Johnson & Johnson Group of Consumer Companies. Strength for Caring is a new online resource to help family caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves.

About the Johnson & Johnson Group of Consumer Companies
The Johnson & Johnson Group of Consumer Companies develops and markets baby products, over-the-counter products, nutritionals, consumer health products and beauty products. These products address the needs of consumers and health care professionals and incorporate the latest innovations. The portfolio includes JOHNSON'S® Baby and BAND-AID® brands as well as LISTERINE®, BENGAY®, LUBRIDERM® , AVEENO® ,CLEAN & CLEAR®.

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Julie Elaine Brown
646-623-7118

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