Do You Have Sleep Anxiety?

Do You Have Sleep Anxiety?

June 06, 2024

A new article from the Summer 2024 issue of Women’s Day magazine analyzes whether your inability to fall asleep at night may actually be rooted in anxiety. 

While mental health struggles can keep you awake at night, this is a step further: sleep anxiety is when the mere thought of trying to fall or stay asleep prevents you from sleeping and getting enough rest. This turns into a cycle of insomnia for those affected by it, because bedtime itself becomes a source of anxiety night after night.

We all know sleep is crucial for good health, with proven links to your immune system and weight management. Here are some experts tips from Women’s Day to help ease you into a good nights rest:

  1. Know the signs of sleep anxiety: a sense of dread when thinking of bedtime, rapid heartbeat, digestive problems, muscle tension, irritability, and low motivation.
  2. Assess your risk: While anyone can experience sleep anxiety, there are certain risk factors that can increase the probability of developing it. These include already having a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, having a mental health condition, or triggering your existing anxiety before bed with something like an upsetting movie near bedtime.
  3. Make a healthy sleep time routine: Practice relaxation techniques, make a habit of journaling to wind down, or ask your doctor about cognitive behavioral therapy. We also have some great product suggestions here to help you set up a healthy sleep environment.

With these tools in your sleep toolkit, you can find yourself relaxed and heading to dreamland in no time.

For the full article, visit womensday.com.




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