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Insomnia And Anxiety

How the two relate and how difficult they can be to deal with.

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Insomnia And Anxiety
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Insomnia sucks.

Insomnia with anxiety sucks even more.

When you can’t sleep, it’s already stressful and frustrating enough.

For me, I have anxiety and insomnia so when I can’t sleep my mind races with anxious thoughts about the next day.

Some thoughts that race through my mind are:

Am I going to wake up on time? Am I going to be late for class?

Why can’t I sleep? I’m going to be so tired tomorrow if I can’t sleep.

These anxious thoughts make me toss and turn and lose countless hours of sleep over it.

There are ways to help this though.

Having good sleep hygiene, which means going to bed and waking up at the same time every day.

Staying off your phone and other sources of technology an hour before you sleep.

But, unfortunately, those two Thor’s are incredibly hard for college students to do.

My sleeping habits have gotten a bit better, but when I am more anxious, it’s definitely harder for me to sleep and stay asleep.

Some things that help me calm down is singing a song in my head or listening to music. It get my mind calm and makes me not have racing thoughts of anxiety.

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