Stress Relief: Sleep

Have you ever felt utterly exhausted but just couldn’t sleep?

Lack of sleep can lead to stress, but the best stress relief is often a good night’s sleep. By exercising good sleep hygiene one can reduce sleep problems and ensure a healthy sleep schedule.  This video gives you many great tips for healthy sleep hygiene that won’t require you to turn to sleep aids. Using the bed only for sleep and sex, going to sleep and waking up at the same time every night, working out three hours before going to bed, avoiding bright lights before going to sleep and taking hot baths all contribute to good sleep hygiene.  If you are having trouble falling asleep, instead of tossing and turning leave your bed for a relaxing activity.


Dr. Keri Peterson

This video features Dr. Keri Peterson. Dr. Keri Peterson specializes in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and is board certified in Internal Medicine. She holds appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Duration: 01:43.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson . Review date: July 27, 2011
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