Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6While a certain amount of stress can help us stay alert and do our best, too much stress can interfere with our ability to sleep. If stress is making it difficult for you to get the sleep you need, these tips may help. Talk Things Out Share your concerns and problems with those you trust. Talking things out helps put things in perspective. Make To Do Lists If you are the type of person who lies awake thinking of all the things you need to do, make a list before you go to bed. This will allow you to put the next day’s tasks aside. Practice Relaxation Techniques  Deep breathing - Take long, slow deep breaths. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.  Visualization - Image yourself in a calm, quiet, peaceful place.  Muscle Relaxation - Starting at the top of your head, tense, and then relax each group of muscles. Tips to Reduce Stress