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I am very anxious about college choices. I can't sleep.?

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine
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In brief: Bedtime routine

Anxiety can cause insomnia.
I'd suggest prior to bedtime avoiding any stimulating activity such as computer time, television, etc.... Instead try to relax with a warm epsom salt bath and read or play soothing music. Allow your mind to wind down and stop analyzing the events of your day. More here: http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2011/02/sleep-like-baby-dr-jills-twelve-tips-to.Html.

In brief: Bedtime routine

Anxiety can cause insomnia.
I'd suggest prior to bedtime avoiding any stimulating activity such as computer time, television, etc.... Instead try to relax with a warm epsom salt bath and read or play soothing music. Allow your mind to wind down and stop analyzing the events of your day. More here: http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2011/02/sleep-like-baby-dr-jills-twelve-tips-to.Html.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine

In brief: Stay active

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.

In brief: Stay active

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
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