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I think too much and can’t go to sleep

Siphonophorae

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I’m tired every morning if I get in bed at a good time like 8 or 9 but then I can’t go to sleep because I’m thinking too much. Does anyone else have this problem?
My mom is going to the doctor because she is not feeling good off and on for the last few days, I’m really scared for her!
 

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I do the same thing at times. A lot of the times I’ll just lay in the bed and pray. Nine times out of ten I end up drifting off to sleep while praying. But I think God understands. :)
 

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Before going on psychiatric medication, it usually took me two hours to get to sleep after going to bed.

But now, I rarely have issues getting to sleep.
 

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I do this, too. I struggle more with anxiety in the mornings, so sometimes night is the only time I feel 'normal.' So I stay up too late, or I lay down but my brain is trying to solve and accomplish all the things that didn't get done during the anxious day. Medication has definitely helped me get on a better sleep schedule.
 

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I have the same exact problem, mornings/daytime are downright horrendous.. Usually between 6-8pm each night I snap out of it lol That's when I pay my bills, do most of my eating, actually get to enjoy tv.. Each morning I wake up hoping today is the day I snap out of it..That already sets me up for failure..This tea here has become a mainstay in my household...

Blend of chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, peppermint, licorice..These are some of the best herbal remedies known to man for stress and anxiety.. Obviously this will not cure anxiety but it can give immense relief, also very powerful sleep aid..

 

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I have the same exact problem, mornings/daytime are downright horrendous.. Usually between 6-8pm each night I snap out of it lol That's when I pay my bills, do most of my eating, actually get to enjoy tv.. Each morning I wake up hoping today is the day I snap out of it..That already sets me up for failure..This tea here has become a mainstay in my household...

Blend of chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, peppermint, licorice..These are some of the best herbal remedies known to man for stress and anxiety.. Obviously this will not cure anxiety but it can give immense relief, also very powerful sleep aid..

I love tea, too, @Wolfie09 ! We grow lemon balm at our house, and it is very calming. Love chamomile, too. There are several older threads n the 'medications' forum where folks have discussed natural supplements and other helpful things for anxiety, other than medications. You should take a look!
 

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I get like that fir ALOT of nights and have wired dreams( sometimes nightmares but those are rare). I usually try to let my imagination run wild and it dies help me sleep most of the time. But the wired dreams after words are a piano. Just recently I dreamt of a family reunion, then all of the sudden John Cena shows up them I end up in a damn Chunky Cheeses looking place. But that's not even the strangest. Maybe I have been watching to much YouTube and Netflix. For me I like to pray before I go to sleep and have some sort of fan on. The cool air and noise calms me down and I'll tell you you will be do out not even your alarm clock will wake you up. Considering I live in a warm climate the result may vary for you depending how hot or cold it gets where you live. Iys just my opinion is all.
Excuse me for the typos
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Yes, there’s a Levoit (hope I spelled that right, sorry French people) on in my room at night. It’s supposed to clear up the air of dust and stuff... I don’t think it’s considered a fan exactly, but yes the noise does calm me.
 

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Been feeling a little better lately, stomach seems to be improving, been doing everything naturally.. Just bought some Manukau honey to see if that helps as well..My breathing has been so so, have my good moments and bad..I haven't been as obsessed with taking deep breaths as I was a week or two ago..My ADHD been acting up though lol When I feel ok I try to do things so quickly that I will actually start to shake lol It also causes me to have to catch my breath which isn't always so easy.. Just another day in my life..

Me and the wife have decided to sell the house in a few months and move back to jersey with her parents temporarily, a change of scenery is never a bad thing for me, I will hardly be alone to overthink and I will have a much better support system, Which is what I need about now..

Have a good afternoon guys/gals..
 

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Been feeling a little better lately, stomach seems to be improving, been doing everything naturally.. Just bought some Manukau honey to see if that helps as well..My breathing has been so so, have my good moments and bad..I haven't been as obsessed with taking deep breaths as I was a week or two ago..My ADHD been acting up though lol When I feel ok I try to do things so quickly that I will actually start to shake lol It also causes me to have to catch my breath which isn't always so easy.. Just another day in my life..

Me and the wife have decided to sell the house in a few months and move back to jersey with her parents temporarily, a change of scenery is never a bad thing for me, I will hardly be alone to overthink and I will have a much better support system, Which is what I need about now..

Have a good afternoon guys/gals..
Wow, hope it goes alright.
 

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I personally like to have a routine that helps me go to sleep such as making your bed or using an essential oil diffuser to help tell your brain it's time to sleep. This helped me a lot. With the overthinking things, write down everything you are thinking about in a journal or something kept next to your bed. (I wouldn't recommend your phone because that will impair sleep) Writing things down can help to ease your mind about them, especially if you are having anxiety because of them.
P.S. I have OCD so some of these things might not help you as much. :)
 

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This happened to me last night... my job pressures got to me when the boss said I'd be doing some extra assignment that is way over my head... All I did was think about it through out the night... couldn't just relax and go to sleep, just thought up different scenarios of how it would pan out...
 

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I’m tired every morning if I get in bed at a good time like 8 or 9 but then I can’t go to sleep because I’m thinking too much. Does anyone else have this problem?
My mom is going to the doctor because she is not feeling good off and on for the last few days, I’m really scared for her!
You have to try listening to music, and mental relaxation methods.
 
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