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Discussion in 'Phobias' started by Paintings_of_blue, Oct 11, 2017.
Anyone ever get anxious about going to bed?
I have had sleeping problems for years, with night terrors and thoughts running wild.
It’s terrible and makes you more vulnerable in the day time because you are exhausted and can’t do much, then in the night it starts again. A vicious circle.
Last year I started with CBT cognitive behaviour therapy and sleep hygiene. It started to follow a rhythm or system for me.
I went to be on specific times and only slept for 8 hours or gave me the time. I removed most of the electronics out of the bed room and had no naps in the day time.
When I went to sleep I listened to mindfulness targeted at the anxious mind.
It helped a lot, my sleep is much better and the rhythm of my life has a positive effect on my anxiety as well.
I've made my bedroom like a sanctuary for the dogs and me. We snuggle up in a comfy bed and watch a DVD before going to sleep and we all sleep pretty well most nights.