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Make sure you get a good routine for sleeping.  Switch off that phone or laptop at least half an hour before bed. Make your bedroom a quiet, dark, comfortable place for sleep.  Not too hot, or too cold.

On the Couch

Eat well, a varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables.

If you've tried most of the ideas here, and you don't feel any better, then maybe seeing your doctor may be a good idea. The doctor can check you over and make sure you don’t have anaemia (vitamin deficiencies of B12 and folate can cause anxiety and anaemia) or thyroid problems (an overactive thyroid can cause anxiety). In gloomy UK we don’t get enough sun (sun helps you make vitamin D) and 40% of people this far north run low on vitamin D in the winter. Low vitamin D can cause depression and anxiety.


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