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Can improving your sleep help manage stress?

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Take steps to improve your sleep: Set a regular bedtime and waking-up time, and stick to them. Before you go to bed, wind down with meditation or relaxation techniques. Just sitting quietly for a few minutes can make a difference.

If your sleep problems persist, talk to a doctor. They can help you address your stress and help you figure out what's causing it.

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association.

CDC.

Harvard Health Publications.

HealthyPeople.gov.

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.

University Health Center, University of Georgia.

Scripps Health.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association.

CDC.

Harvard Health Publications.

HealthyPeople.gov.

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.

University Health Center, University of Georgia.

Scripps Health.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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