How Do I Deal With Nighttime Anxiety?
“You’re not alone, and there’s so much you can do to try to get the sleep you deserve.”
“Limit your external stimuli before bedtime (phone, tv, the works), and set an eating cut-off time.”
“Reserve your bed ONLY for sleeping. When you wake up in the middle of the night, give yourself a few minutes to try to fall back to sleep. If you can’t, get up for a bit, as your brain will begin to associate being awake with your bed.”
“Pull out your phone and put a time to worry in your reminders. When a worry or ‘what if’ pops up while you’re busy, tell yourself to save it for worry time.”
“If you do wake up, get out of bed and scribble in a journal. Write down what’s on your mind and one potential resolution.”
If there’s no change for two weeks even with these suggestions, I would recommend picking up a manual I use with clients: Overcoming Insomnia, a CBT approach to tackling sleepless nights. Wishing you many Zzz’s