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does anyone here lose sleep over their anxiety?

posted by Anonymous on 02 August, 2018

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the title says it all. i always have trouble getting to sleep and i toss and turn for hours sometimes and then wake up in the middle of the night anyway. im so tired all the time its really hard.




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👍2 💡13 Big Boy Ben ● 03 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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i used to have real issues with anxiety induced insomnia. what ended up helping me was actually what helped me cope in the first place: developing meaningful, healthy habits. what worked more than anything was working out every day. but really how it started was stretching every morning and every night. that way, no matter what, i would have something to do even for a few minutes a day that i knew would impact me positively. i began meditating 10 minutes before bed as well and that would really do wonders for me as, although you aren't supposed to drift off while meditating, the same techniques used to meditate could be employed while laying in bed for maximum relaxation. once i developed the willpower to keep up these smaller habits, i started a consistent workout routine and that more than anything has kept me going through bouts of depression and flares of anxiety. i don't know what will work for you, but i can guarantee that creating these daily traditions is really beneficial in the long run. i personally use the "habits" app for android, but any streak tracking app could assist you in committing. good luck with the issue, it certainly can't last forever if you put your mind to solving it.

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💡1 Mysterious Purple Orchid ● 08 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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i used to have insomnia induced by anxiety but what helped me most to cope up with it and sleep was try not to overthink, read or watch something relaxing like comedy before sleeping and fix a time for sleeping and getting up.

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Anonymous ● 03 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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1. wake up at the same time each day 2. eliminate alcohol and stimulants like nicotine and caffeine 3. limit naps 4. exercise regularly 5. limit activities in bed. 6. do not eat or drink right before going to bed 7. make your sleeping environment comfortable

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Anonymous ● 03 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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melatonin does wonders. just don't take it every day.

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Anonymous ● 12 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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i have a lot of anxiety at night, i've found listening to asmr videos on youtube really helps my mind settle down. i can concentrate more on the nice sounds than that one time in high school i pronouned "thresome" as "threesome" in front of my entire latin 1 class.

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Anonymous ● 12 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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oh my god i looooooove asmr. you are so right. the long pauses are so nice

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Anonymous ● 13 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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asmr has been such a life saver, it seems to help me concentrate with studying too. i have a friend who will play their favorite videos to help them recover during panic attacks. i like the hand movement ones and tapping ones the most!

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Somewhat Wiry Eggplant ● 07 September, 2018 ⚓︎


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i know that this might sound a little weird at first, but what actually might help is hypnosis or - more likely - self hypnosis. that actually helped me with multiple problems and there are many that help you to calm down and help you fall asleep.

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Anonymous ● 02 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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getting off my phone an hour before i went to bed saved my life. its really hard the first few days but after that the bed becomes a place to sleep and nothing else and when i climb in i get knocked right out. feels great!

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Anonymous ● 02 August, 2018 ⚓︎


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one thing to keep in mind for people with anxiety is losing sleep isn't going to kill you. you'll feel a bit more tired sure, but don't start catastrophizing the problem. it's only sleep and you'll get it back.

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Anonymous ● 18 November, 2018 ⚓︎


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yes, i have this problem a lot. i don't know if i have anxiety, but i wake up a lot and often freak out about the littlest things, when i get nervous i start rubbing my hands together cant stop. i can't go to bed before 10:00 pm or i will wake up and cant fall back asleep. i wake up a lot at 4:00 and 2:00 am, this happens at least once a week. your not alone, and im glad to see this post because i thought i was the only one :-)