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Health Tip: Sleeping While There's Anxiety

(HealthDay News) -- Anxiety can cause or worsen sleeping problems, says the National Sleep Foundation.

If disrupted sleep due to anxiety happens, the foundation says you may want to try a few simple strategies:

  • Practice meditation. Focus on your breathing.

  • Add exercise to your day. Regular exercisers tend to have better sleep.

  • Practice a healthy bedtime routine.

  • Write to-dos down so your brain can relax.

  • Steer clear of stressful activities before bed.

  • If you can't fall asleep for more than 20 minutes, get out of bed and do something relaxing.

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