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cannot sleep and anxiety

By Anonymous September 20, 2017 - 5:24am
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I had big problem with getting sleep. I needed hours to fall asleep and it had its causes. I lost weight, was always nervous. Tried yoga and meditation but it didn't get good results. And the last thing I decided to check out is audio hypnosis on https://sleephypnopill.com and it actually works. For me at least. You can try it too. Who knows what can help you.

October 26, 2017 - 7:24am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Anxiety can keep you from getting a good night's sleep. Are you able to identify the source of your anxiety?

Most adults have had some trouble sleeping because they feel worried or nervous, but for some it's a pattern that interferes with sleep on a regular basis. Anxiety symptoms that can lead to insomnia include:

Getting caught up in thoughts about past events
Excessive worrying about future events
Feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities
A general feeling of being revved up or overstimulated
It's not hard to see why these symptoms of general anxiety can make it difficult to sleep. Anxiety may be associated with onset insomnia (trouble falling asleep), or maintenance insomnia (waking up during the night and not being able to return to sleep). In either case, the quiet and inactivity of night often brings on stressful thoughts or even fears that keep a person awake.

When this happens for many nights (or many months), you might start to feel anxiousness, dread, or panic at just the prospect of not sleeping. This is how anxiety and insomnia can feed each other and become a cycle that should be interrupted through treatment. There are cognitive and mind-body techniques that help people with anxiety settle into sleep, and overall healthy sleep practices that can improve sleep for many people with anxiety and insomnia.


September 20, 2017 - 8:12am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hi Maryann.

I'm new to this place and have the slightest idea of the way you do things here. But anyway, it's nice to become part of your community. I suppose all telling their own stories of sleep issues and overcoming it here.

So maybe my story might help someone. About four months ago I managed to destroy my healthy sleep completely. I can't say that it was due to stress. There was kind of mixture of reasons.

At first, I had to sleep for about 4 hours a day because of my job and the Internet addiction. Then when I ceased using the internet at night took care of my work schedule, I just couldn't fall asleep when I was in bed and that caused fatigue on my job, fatigue on the job caused general anxiety and anxiety cause more difficulties with sleep, and it was growing like a snowball.

At 3rd-4th week it turned in complete madness and horror. I had 2-3 hours of restless nap a day. I was seeing shadows and felt complete despair and terror, crying all the time and suicidal thoughts occupied my brain.

Then I just realized the reality of two ways, either kill myself or do everything possible to change the situation.

And you know, the solution turned to be as simple as that. It's just a lot of physical exercise, meditation, and hypnosis. For the hypnosis, I took the course here. It's amazingly great one, highly recommending to you. As for yoga, there're so much, you should probably start with breathing exercises then move to raja yoga directly.

And don't forget to be awesome;)

October 19, 2017 - 2:49am
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