Anxiety can have a major negative effect on your daily life. Not only can it have an affect on you emotionally and socially, but it can also alter your sleep patterns. As we all know sleep is an important aspect to our overall health. The amount of sleep we get has an impact on our mood, our weight and our life’s longevity. With this information we find that a lot of people with anxiety suffers from insomnia. Dr. Cathy Goldstein is a Sleep Neurologist who explains the lifestyle changes sleep can have on an individual. Practicing these changes often enough can ensure a better night’s rest even for the person who spends the majority of their night fighting to get the sleep.
“People with insomnia tend to be hyper-focused on their sleep in general and might underestimate the amount of sleep they’re actually getting,” Goldstein explained. It is important to first manage your anxiety as best as you can. Speak to your doctor for guidance on what is the best option for your situation.
The next thing to do is focus on your wellness during the day for better sleep at night. One tip is to move your body and get enough exercise along with limiting the amount of caffeine and alcohol you consume in a day. Also limit the amount of screen time before bed so that you can ease your mind. The goal is to make sure your anxiety is not diminishing the quality of your life.