Work stress and poor sleep combined with high blood pressure are a lethal combination.
Once your blood pressure is higher than normal, the effects of a stressful work environment and impaired sleep are magnified.
High stress in middle age can reduce your brain size and affect your memory.
The stress increases cortisol levels in the body, which causes the damage.
"The faster pace of life today probably means more stress,...
Young and middle-aged women are becoming more stressed than men because of their roles in family life and work.
The increasing stress burden could make it harder for them to recover from a heart attack, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers
“Women tend to report greater stress and more stressful life events than men, potentially because of their different roles in family life and work, as compared to men,” said Xiao Xu, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.
The Beehive School is running a November competition and the winner will receive a free place on their Mindfulness Open Day workshop on Saturday December 13th next at the school in Maheramore in Co Wicklow.