Month: July 2021

17 Things Women With Anxiety Do to Calm Their Nerves

To some degree, every person has anxiety. It’s a perfectly normal emotion, according to WebMD. But for the 40 million people in the U.S. (18 percent of the adult population) with anxiety disorders, the feeling is so severe that it interferes with day-to-day life, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. If you’re one of…

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A Visual Guide to Generalized Anxiety Disorder

What’s Normal It’s natural to worry during stressful times. But some people feel tense and anxious day after day, even with little to worry about. When this lasts for 6 months or longer, it may be generalized anxiety disorder. Many people don’t know they have it. So they may miss out on treatments that lead…

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Insomnia: How Do I Stay Asleep?

Waking up in the middle of the night is called insomnia, and it’s a common problem. Mid-sleep awakenings often occur during periods of stress. Over-the-counter sleep aids rarely offer significant or sustained help for this problem. To help stay asleep through the night, try some of these strategies to relieve insomnia: Establish a quiet, relaxing…

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How Do You Know if You’re Having a Panic or Anxiety Attack?

The terms panic attack and anxiety attack are used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Key characteristics distinguish one from the other, though they have several symptoms in common. These types of attack have different intensities and durations. Panic attacks are generally more intense than anxiety attacks. They also come on out of the blue, while anxiety…

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How to Conquer Insomnia: Tips to Get You Sleeping Again

It’s safe to say that most adults don’t get as much sleep as they should. In fact, about 30 percent of the general population complains of regular sleep disruption, contributing to insomnia. Insomnia not only saps your energy and affects your mood, it can put your health, work performance and quality of life in a downward spiral. “The…

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9 Ways to Help a Friend with Anxiety

If you have a friend, partner or loved one who struggles with anxiety, it can be challenging to know what to say and how to show up. Here are a few ways to be a good friend to someone with anxiety: Listen deeply and compassionately. Ask your friend how they are and listen with your…

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Medical Reasons You Could Have Insomnia

What It Isn’t Maybe you regularly stay out late because you love a good party, and now (surprise!) you’re tired. Or you’re at the office until the wee hours to get ahead at work. Those aren’t examples of insomnia. Insomnia is when you can’t fall asleep, even though you want to, or you can’t stay asleep long…

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Insomnia and the Dangers of Not Enough Sleep

What is insomnia? People with insomnia have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep or they wake up too early in the morning. They may not get enough sleep or have poor-quality sleep that affects their daily lives. Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint. More than one-quarter of the U.S. population report occasionally not getting…

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