I have trouble sleeping at night because it feels like my mind is in over drive. I literally think about anything and everything. In my head, I put myself in different scenarios and think, "what would I do?" While I lay in bed, I think about events that have happened in the past and think how I could of done things differently in that particular event. I just want to shut my mind off sometimes.
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I am sure you will! I've only been here a few days, and found a lot of the support here has lifted my spirits.
I've found plenty of relatable posts and I'm glad I'm not the only one dealing with things. Some have it a lot worse.
Glad you found this community, and I hope you find it useful like I have.... oh! And welcome here 😊
I also have trouble sleeping, but my mind isn’t racing. It seems like it’s my body that doesn’t want to shut down!
I call what you’re doing, “ruminating” and it’s a very naughty thing to do!! 😉 Thinking about scenarios that occurred in the past or ones you envision in the future are just so counterproductive! The past scenarios cannot be changed and cause us to feel depressed. Why worry about something you cannot change? It’s done, over. Worrying about the future produces anxiety and has not even happened yet! Why worry about something that has not occurred yet? It would help you to figure out a way to stop those thoughts from occurring! You could try distracting yourself (which doesn’t always promote sleep) or replacing the rumination with positive thoughts, listening to your favorite music or soothing music...think about it...I hope you get some sleep!!