Hi everyone. Sorry for posting so often but I just wanted to know if insomnia is common for anxiety suffers. It's almost 4am and I am very awake and anxious. My anxiety gets alot worse at night and I have a really difficult time falling asleep. Every little noise bothers me and I can't stop worrying about every little thing. My panic attacks mostly happen at night too because I get nervous that it's so late and I can't sleep. Also, sleep deprivation makes my anxiety worse and it becomes a vicious cycle. The lack of sleep causes my derealization/depersonalization to get worse as well which causes more fear and more anxiety and more insomnia. My worst fear is "going crazy" so as you can imagine, not sleeping makes me think its "something more than anxiety" and then I panic. I hate this. All summer I have been going to bed at 4am and sleeping in until noon the next day, wasting away the day. I just get so scared at night and I don't know why. Something about the dark/quiet makes me nervous, I guess its because I'm alone with my thoughts. I don't know... does anyone else feel this way? Is there any way to fix the insomnia and not worry so much at night?
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