Night time worrying?

Discussion in 'Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)' started by Dannibee123, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Dannibee123

    Dannibee123 New Member

    Anyone else find trouble sleeping? Regarding our feelings and thoughts racing? If so, what do you primarily worry about? A problem shared is a problem halved ❤️ Sending love and light ❤️ X
  2. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    I'd there's one thing I never have a problem with is insomnia. I have bipolar depression and the day takes it out of me. My life is a little demanding. I'm married and I am the primary income of my family it takes it out of me and sleep is one thing that 's my only solitude. I cannot wait to go to sleep. I wanna sleep all the time it seems like. I've had a physical exam and as far as my health (aside from the heart disease ).everything else can't explain my reason to want to sleep a lot besides depression.
  3. JCP

    JCP Junior Member

    Strangely for me I spend all day worrying and stressed out but when it comes to sleeping, I don't have any problems.. I'm just too tired every night to think about things (probably worn out from all the worrying :rolleyes:). Have you tried drinking a chamomile tea before bed? :)
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  4. Dannibee123

    Dannibee123 New Member

    I haven't tried that now at all, I might invest and try soon!!!! Is there any particular thing that you worry about? Mine is general worrying but particularly health! It's tough going X
  5. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    I used to worry a lot about my work and would get up in the middle of the night because I thought I forgot something important. When I went to school I worried about school.
    I now try to sleep with a mindfulness tape playing. It's like self hypnosis. Helped me so far.
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  6. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    When I go to bed I put a DVD on to play. I snuggle up in my bed with my puppy Carl beside me and Loopyloo on the futon. We are all relaxed with lavender incense and I fall asleep watching a movie. Thankfully I don't have problems sleeping because I give my mind something else to think about. ie: watch a movie till my eyes close!
  7. JCP

    JCP Junior Member

    Valerian tea and lemon balm are good for sleeping too, it slows those racing thoughts :)

    It's usually money worries with me :nailbiting: and occasionally health related too.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2017
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  8. misszerable

    misszerable Junior Member

    Deep breathing and light meditation usually do it for me but there are nights when I really just can't sleep. I don't want to take any medication for it because taking medications make me more anxious. I work in the day and on those bad nights, I'll go straight to the office with hardly any sleep. I'd just take a nap instead of eating lunch. I can't even drink coffee because the caffeine in it makes my heart palpitate. When this happens though, I usually can sleep well the following night. I've come to embrace this situation and not force myself to be perfect.
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  9. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Deep breathing can really help to relax. Especially if the mind is whirring about with thoughts of the day's activities or worries. It is better to keep your sleep time to the same time every night, and getting up at the same time each day so that your body can adjust itself.

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