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Can’t Sleep And Feeling Anxious About Coronavirus? You’re Not Alone.

By Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia

Can’t sleep and feeling anxious about coronavirus? You’re not alone Olivia Fisher, Queensland University of Technology This is a confusing and, frankly, scary time for a lot of us. There’s so much contradictory information, and the “right” thing to do yesterday is now the “wrong” thing to do today. If you’re feeling edgy, having trouble sitting still or concentrating, finding yourself constantly or obsessively checking for updates, losing sleep, or waking in the early hours of the morning feeling anxious – you’re not alone. These are completely normal, human reactions to a completely abnormal situation. Worrying about whether you’re doing enough to protect yourself and others, whether you’re going to lose income, and what this will all mean long-term is to be expected. Read more: Coronavirus is stressful. Here are some ways to cope with the anxiety You might be wondering whether this worry and other feelings of anxiety might indicate a developing mental health problem. Feeling this way for a few days, or even weeks, in the context of a major national emergency, does not indicate that you have a mental disorder. But some people will need to access support or talk to their GP about ongoing concerns. What’s…

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What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don’t Get Sleep

By Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Insomnia

What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don’t Get Sleep Are you getting enough sleep? Like most people, I’ve had times in my life when I found it difficult to get a night of proper sleep. There are so many factors that could contribute to it too. I have a couple of cats who don’t always get along, and so I feel the need to have the door open so that one of my furkids (named Sambuca) can come and cuddle up to me and be safe. This often means that I am being woken at all times of the night though, either from a small black animal wanting attention or from breaking up a fight. I have a partner who is a chef and, as a result, gets up at extremely early hours. This inevitably will wake me up too. And even those nights where a concern is weighing heavy on my mind and I’ve found it difficult to be able to allow that thought to be put aside so that I can rest. Even during the festive season, the inevitable invitation to parties and functions can often end up exhausting some people out although if alcohol…

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Why a Lack of Sleep Makes Us Depressed … And What We Can Do About It

By Depression, Insomnia

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed … and what we can do about it Alice M. Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London Historically, insomnia has been thought of as secondary to other disorders such as depression. The idea was that you became depressed – and that your sleep got messed up as a consequence. This might involve difficulty falling asleep, excessive time awake at night or waking up earlier than hoped. This may make sense to those who have experienced depression and found that thoughts of distressing events such as of a deceased loved one, or previous failures, keep them awake at night. The possibility that depression leads to insomnia is also consistent with research in which I have been involved – where we found that adults with insomnia were more likely than others to have experienced anxiety and depression earlier in life. But could things really be the other way around? Could poor sleep be making you depressed? Over the past decade or so it has become increasingly clear that disturbed sleep often comes before an episode of depression, not afterwards, helping to do away with the notion that sleep problems are secondary to other disorders. This is…

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