Stress is one of the major causes of disease in America. According to the American Institute of Stress, more than 44% of Americans feel more stressed than they did 5 years ago and 3 out of 4 doctor’s visits are for stress-related ailments. Stress increases your risk of heart disease by 40%; your risk of heart attack by 25% and your risk of stroke by 50%. Just as there are a multitude of things that cause stress there are also hundreds of ways to help relieve it. Exercise, eating well and getting enough sleep are incredibly important to managing the stress in your life. Meditation, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, vitamins as well as getting time away will also help to keep your stress level down. But what if you cannot sleep? What if the worries of your day keep you awake, tossing and turning, so you wake up more stressed than ever? Sometimes trying something a bit different may just be the trick that helps. Why not try our unique Guatemalan Worry Dolls?
According to Guatemalan legend, worry dolls have the ability to take away the worries that might keep you awake. By telling one worry to each doll and then putting the doll under your pillow, you are actually freeing your mind of that worry. The legend states that the dolls will take away the worries during sleep and thereby allowing the owner of the dolls not only a good nights sleep but also the ability to wake up worry-free in the morning. These dolls are handcrafted in Guatemala and are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes. They typically stand about one-half to one inch tall. Our Guatemalan Worry Dolls come in sets of four but you may use fewer or more depending on the worries you are experiencing. Studies have shown that even the act of voicing our concerns and worries will help to relieve the stress and pressure of everyday life.