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7 ways to combat stress

Stress can be known to be a trigger and could increase seizure activity, managing your condition can be challenging, especially if you or your child has been recently diagnosed.

Below are seven ideas, which could be of help:

    1. Get a sufficient amount of sleep - If lack of sleep is a seizure trigger, makes sure you get a decent night sleep. Who doesn’t want to feel fresh in the morning!

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    2. Identify your stress triggers – Anxiety, lack of sleep and workload are a few common stress triggers. Once you’re able to find out what triggers your stress you can help find ways of combating this.

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    3. Get active! Exercise is a great way of reducing some of the emotional intensity that you may be feeling, clearing your thoughts and letting you deal with problem in a calm manner.

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    4. Eat all your greens! We often turn to comfort food when we’re stressed, but try to change your usual routine up and eat something healthy; this in turn will make you feel better from the inside out!

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    5. Speak to your BFF - Speak with a friend, colleague or family member about why you’re feeling stressed. Keeping something bottled in can make situations worse. They can help you see things in a different light.

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    6. Positivity always helps! Self reflect on your day, have a think about all the positive outcomes you’ve reached. They may not stand out at first glance!

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    7. If all else fails, call our friendly helpline on 01342 831342 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will be happy to offer further support and information.

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