No one is immune from stress; from work life to home life and everywhere in between, stressful events and situations are bound to happen. Stress is the body’s primal, physical response when it senses danger.
The body releases adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine in preparation for “fighting” or “fleeing” a dangerous scenario. The rush of adrenaline makes the heart circulate more blood to the muscles and away from other bodily functions, such as digestion. In fact, stress was essential for humans in prehistoric times, as that it kept them from being eaten by wild animals!
Tens of thousands of years later, the body’s stress mechanism hasn’t evolved much. The physiological response to stress is still the same, but the problem is that the lifestyle of the modern human has changed dramatically. Stressful situations no longer involve running from sabretooth tigers or other prehistoric animals; they’re about deadlines at work, schoolwork, finances and traffic jams.
Instead of being useful, chronic stress is now a public health crisis. According to the American Psychological Association, 44 percent of Americans say their stress levels have increased over the past five years.
Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the mind and body. Some short-term symptoms include headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, digestive issues, anxiety, irritability and weight gain. If left untreated, chronic stress can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes and high cholesterol.
Seven out of ten adults who say they suffer from chronic stress have difficulty sleeping. Over half of people who say they have trouble sleeping, wake up feeling unrested. Many people find themselves lying awake in bed at night, ruminating on the day’s events or tomorrow’s to-do list.
Too much caffeine during the day or stress-eating heavy meals before bed can also lead to sleepless nights. Sleep is essential to maintaining overall health and well-being.
Much like the effects of chronic stress on the body, chronic insomnia can cause mood disturbances, cloudy thinking, obesity, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, stroke and a weak immune system. Chronic stress and insomnia can trap a person in a vicious cycle; too much stress can lead to a lack of sleep, and a lack of sleep can contribute to more stress.
Several technological devices on the market can help combat stress and insomnia. Stress-busting wearables like the Philip Stein watch can help reduce anxiety, improve mood and promote relaxation, which can lead to more restful sleep.
The watch utilizes propriety technology called Natural Frequency Technology to help tap into and channel the Earth’s beneficial natural frequencies into the body via an embedded metal disc. The theory is that modern technology like Wi-Fi and cellphones emits frequencies that can interfere with the body’s natural inclination to tune-in to the Earth’s healing energy. When this happens, the body’s immune system, energy levels and sleep quality are negatively affected.
Well-known celebrities and athletes have discovered the natural stress-reducing and sleep-promoting benefits of Philip Stein watches. Track and field Olympic gold medalist and World Champion, Christian Taylor, credits the Philip Stein watch with improving his sleep-quality and reducing his stress during competitions. “I realized that being my best self takes getting enough rest and being able to cope with stress in a healthy way. Those things are as important as being able to push myself physically. When I'm rested, and my mind is clear, I feel unstoppable.”
National Track and Field Hall of Famer, Butch Reynolds says wearable technology from Philip Stein is “like a health and wellness program.” He credits Natural Frequency Technology with helping him to sleep better, recovering faster and feeling more alert throughout the day.
In the summer of 2017, former Miss Universe and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Pia Wurtzbach became a Philip Stein Wellness Warrior. Pia lives an active lifestyle, traveling the world to promote zero discrimination of people living with AIDS. She says the watch’s technology assists her to achieve balance in her life, helping her to “calm down, sleep better and wake up more refreshed.”
Stress and sleepless nights happen, but chronic stress and insomnia can have detrimental effects on health and overall wellness. Natural Frequency Technology in the Philip Stein watch can be an effective, wearable solution to reduce stress, promote relaxation and get a restful night's sleep.