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Advice on coping with anxiety at night and first thing in the morning?

Although there are good days and bad days with my anxiety, the one thing that has never really changed is my anxiety increasing as I'm trying to go to bed, and first thing in the morning. As much as I try to unwind with deep breathing exercises, my mind races at night. Not only with inconsequential things that happened during the day, but with everything I've pretty much ever worried about. This leads to struggling to fall asleep and not getting a good night's sleep, which usually leads to a difficult next day. In the morning, I often wake up with anxiety, very often for no particular reason. It's all a pattern that I walk through pretty much everyday. It's been this way for so long, that it's become somewhat normal to me, but it's so draining. Any advice would be appreciated.

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I have the problem with morning anxiety. It’s a killer. It’s like being waken up from a peaceful rest and thrown in the hurricane of your thoughts. I always take 10 minutes of doing nothing when I wake up so I can get through with the day. Drinking something warm in the morning helps. It grounds me

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