Get enough sleep, and try to keep a regular sleep schedule. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and avoiding caffeine in the evening also may help.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Chest pain, a racing heart, or shortness of breath
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Feeling faint
  • Severe pain

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Persistent
  • Accompanied by nighttime snoring or pauses in breathing, especially in someone overweight
  • Interferes with work or relationships
  • Unable to complete daily tasks
  • Lasting sadness or feeling down

Last Updated May 25, 2018

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