How to scare away nightmaresPosted on Nov 28th 2007 9:19PM by Martha Edwards
Do you have frequent nightmares? For most people, nightmares are only an occasional occurence, but if they're a regular thing, they can seriously affect your sleep ... and your health. Nightmares are often caused by underlying stress. So how do you keep them at bay? Everyday Health has these suggestions:
- Talk to friends and family about things that are bothering you. It will help reduce stress and you might even figure out what is at the root of your sleep problems.
- Try relaxation techniques before bed.
- Think about other causes of your nightmares -- if they started around the time you started taking a new medication, talk to your doctor. Drinking and using recreational drugs can also be at the root of the problem.
- Get regular exercise.
- Establish a regular sleep schedule and stick to it.