Good night's sleep can reduce stress

If that anxiety or any other concerns are

If that anxiety or any other concerns are costing you a good night's sleep, here are some tips from Loyola University's health system. (Credit: Fotolia)

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Already worrying about the holiday season and the stress that often comes with it? If that anxiety or any other concerns are costing you a good night's sleep, here are some tips from Loyola University's health system.

Get a meds checkup If you take prescription drugs right before bedtime, they may be the culprits, either by not letting you sleep or waking you up. Ask your doctor if you can take your medications earlier in the day.

Ban the mobile device More and more of us wake up and reach for the smartphone to check email, which could make it hard to get back to sleep. Put your mobile device in another room.

Reading is fundamental Many of us have gotten out of the sleep-inducing habit of reading before bedtime. Loyola says just avoid the heavy subjects. An entertainment magazine with light content and short articles may help you get to sleep faster.

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