While stress reduction is useful, Verma said it can only go so far. "It will help you fall asleep but will not ensure you get good-quality sleep, a problem in sleep apnea, for example."
Verma recommends that people commit to having a wind down time before bedtime to relax and shut off the issues and stimuli of the day. "You need to make sleep a priority in your life," she advised.
Because this study was presented at a medical meeting and not published in a peer-reviewed journal, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary.
Learn more about sleep disorders from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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