Health Tip: Is Stress Keeping You Awake?

(HealthDay News) -- Taking control of stress, a frequent cause of insomnia, can help you get much-needed sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions:

  • Create a wind-down time for an hour or two before bed. During this period, there must be no work, no phone calls and no television.
  • Spend time just before bed reading or listening to relaxing music.
  • Use your bedroom only for sleep, dressing and sex. If you wake during the night, go into another room until you feel tired again to avoid an unpleasant association with your bedroom.