You're at the office presenting a PowerPoint about something uninteresting like fiscal losses in nothing but your underwear, when a rabid dog runs in and begins to chase you around a table of investors who all happen to be your ex-girlfriend and her best friends...all laughing at you. And then you wake up. You're drenched in sweat, freaking out.
Those nightmares are your brain's way of telling you that you need to learn to relax and chill out. Granted, in the long run, major lifestyle changes are needed if you want to be fitter, happier, and more productive, but in the meantime, there are a number of ways to turn off the panic in an instant without hitting the high-proof alcohols. The best part? They've all been scientifically proven.