Online forums

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please complete your profile

Complete your profile

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community.

Forum membership is open to anyone residing in Australia.

Join the online community Community rules

Forums / Anxiety / Sleep troubles

Topic: Sleep troubles

7 posts, 0 answered
  1. Kmart96
    Kmart96 avatar
    9 posts
    3 March 2019
    I’m having trouble getting to sleep due to my massive anxiety problems. I suffer severely from health anxiety and always think I have a serious illness. I struggle to get to sleep as I’m worried that I won’t wake up again and I don’t know how to get out of that cycle. I’m losing sleep over this anxiety and it’s cause actual health problems in my day to day life. Was hoping someone has gone through this themselves or could point me in the direction of a solution of some sort.
  2. Stanlee14
    Stanlee14 avatar
    10 posts
    4 March 2019 in reply to Kmart96

    Hey Kmart96

    I too suffer from health anxiety and for years have had sleep insomnia. I share your pain and tiredness. A few things that have helped me are breathing exercises, meditation in particular mindfulness which I do about half an hour before bed. There are many apps out there to get you started if you are new to breathing exercises.

    A few other things that help me are reading before bed and actually writing, sometimes I keep a journal and sometimes I just jot down the things I’m anxious about Scared about ect. And when I close the journal I tell myself it’s gone from my mind, easier said than done I know-This may or may not help but I definitely recommend some kind of meditation or breathe exercise or even just listening to calming music before bed.

    On a side note if you are concerned the lack of sleep is affecting your health I would recommend just speaking about it with your doctor or GP. Explain exactly how you feel and why. Tell them about your stress just get it all off your chest. It can be hard I know personally, but it is the first step to getting better, they are there to help that’s their job and there is no reason to go it alone. Hope somthing here helps.

    Stan

  3. youcantknow
    youcantknow avatar
    27 posts
    5 March 2019 in reply to Kmart96

    hello,

    i feel your pain i am currently in high school i need my sleep so bad so that i can concentrate in class, but it's just not working for me! I've done everything. Creating a nighttime routine that includes: yoga, journaling, meditation, breathing exercises, reading, gratitude writing, essential oils, creams and sprays. some of the time these things help soo much and i really recommend creating a nighttime routine that includes some of these things! that has helped me so much!

    lately, people have been commenting saying i look dead or really tired and yes i feel how tired i am. some days i struggle to function but i push through(looking like a zombie).

  4. Kmart96
    Kmart96 avatar
    9 posts
    12 March 2019
    Thanks guys! It’s nice to hear that I’m not alone sometimes. I’ve booked in to see my doctor on Thursday so hopefully I can start to feel a bit better. Wish anxiety would go away already!
  5. CJames
    CJames avatar
    80 posts
    12 March 2019 in reply to Kmart96

    Hi Kmart96,

    It's terrific to see you're going to consult with your doctor; I think it's for the best.

    The other great users on these forums have provided some great insight, sorry to hear youcantknow that you're experiencing the same thing especially during a stressful time like school.

    Something that works for me is sleeping music. Have you tried some of the great Spotify playlists? More specifically White Noise playlists? Worth a try right?

    Furthermore, I'm sure you already know this, but try avoiding sugar and caffeine after 4 PM. I know I can't get to sleep if I've had any after that time.

    I really hope you guys get on top of your anxiety; I know for sure it's such a restrictive thing to live with.

    Remember, you're the same as everyone else; Perfect <3.

    Best of luck Kmart96 for Thursday.

    Best Wishes,

    C.

    PS: Take a listen to MØ's Blur on Spotify, I think it relates so much to anxiety.

    1 person found this helpful
  6. Clarissa26
    Clarissa26 avatar
    8 posts
    13 March 2019 in reply to Kmart96
    It’s so hard but ur not alone. Stay strong and see your doctor, they will help ease your mind. I’m writing this at 3 am so sleep is the worst but best thing for us. I hope ur feeling better soon.
  7. youcantknow
    youcantknow avatar
    27 posts
    15 March 2019 in reply to Kmart96
    thats great good luck ! all the best :)

Stay in touch with us

Sign up below for regular emails filled with information, advice and support for you or your loved ones.


All done! You should’ve received a confirmation email, so please check when you’re finished here and click the link in the email. If you can’t see it, we might be in your junk mail.

Subscribe failed. Please try later or contact us.