If you’ve reached the stage where your anxiety causes trouble sleeping and your insomnia then leads to more anxiety, it’s time to take action to stop the cycle and get back to positive psychological well-being. People with sleep disorders report difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and usually do not feel recovered from sleep. Benzodiazepines are a group of structurally related compounds that reduce anxiety at low doses and promote sleep at higher doses. Clinical guidelines generally recommend prescribing benzodiazepines to treat severe, disabling, and extremely stressful anxiety or sleep disorders.
How do I get rid of anxiety and insomnia?
Trying relaxation techniques can help find ways to get rid of anxiety and make it easier to fall asleep quickly and peacefully. Deep breathing, mindfulness meditation, and guided imagery are just a few approaches to relaxation that can help you calm your mind before bed or when you wake up at night. Getting started can be tough and it can be helpful to seek advice from a trained healthcare professional, but mindfulness can provide a fresh perspective that allows you to reassess your fears and develop healthy coping mechanisms to reconsider situations in which they arise. As soon as you feel drowsy, allow yourself to go to bed and focus on your breathing instead of focusing on other fears.