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What kind of help is out there for sleeping disorders from stress?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Try these:: Have a consistent bedtime and wake up time. No naps. No/very little alcohol. No caffeine (in coffee, tea, soda, chocolate) after noon. No reading/tv/ipad/etc in bed--"bed is for sleep or sex and nothing else". Write ur concerns/worries in a journal before bed. Try meditation/prayer/guided imagery/breathing techniques. Won't fix it immediately, but over time--better sleep!
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Cognitive behavior: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is helpful and gives a practical approach to dealing with stress induced sleep disorders. Try to seek out someone who is certified in cbt.
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
In addition, good sleep habits and a generally healthy lifestyle decrease stress and promote healthy sleep.
Jun 15, 2012

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