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Many people dealing with anxiety disorders experience problems sleeping from time to time. Many anxious people also wind up stuck in mental loops where they obsess about sleep and worry excessively about not sleeping and not sleeping "properly". This can result in a few common themes that revolve around disastrous feared outcomes associated with sleep or sleep distrubances.
"If I don't sleep enough, I can't heal and will never get better!"
"If I don't sleep enough, I will seriously harm my body and get very sick or die!"
"If I don't sleep enough, my anxiety will go through the roof!"
Let's examine these three common sleep-related anxiety themes this week.
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Music Credit: AfterGlow by Ben Drake (with permission)