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How to control stress? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I would like to know how to controll stress
User:Could you please suggest me
Doctor:Stress is part of every day life. What you need to know is how to handle stressful events.
User:What are the steps taken to control stress
Doctor:This depends on individual capabilities.
User:work stress
Doctor:Three steps that I suggest my patients to handle stress is
Doctor:sleep well - minimum of 6-8 hours will make you ready and relaxed to handle the next day stress.
User:even i am having sleepless nights
User:how to have good sleep
Doctor:Eat at regular interval and do not skip food. Hunger can make you irritable and feel more stressed.
Doctor:practice exercise, yoga and meditation.
Doctor:If you are having sleeplessness, you need to understand what is causing those sleeplessness.
Doctor:Many a times it is behaviour and anxiety related.
Doctor:this can be sorted with a discussion with a clinical psychologist and psychiatrist.
Doctor:I would recommend a visit to them after you try simple measures such as
Doctor:eating your dinner early.
Doctor:Keeping the sound and light in your bed room at comfortable levels.
Doctor:using comfortable mattress.
Doctor:Avoiding harsh conversation at night.
Doctor:In addition you can explore your ways to sleep.
Doctor:Like some people sleep through listening music.
Doctor:Some people feel sleepy by reading books.
Doctor:You can try few such options and see if it you can sleep.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:yes Dr
User:no questions Dr
User:Thanks Dr
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye fornow.
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