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For anyone whose anxiety and/or panic symptoms tend to get more severe at nighttime: What are some useful coping mechanisms that make bedtime more comfortable for you? Nighttime seems to make everything feel 100× worse and I haven't been getting enough sleep, my mind is overactive and I'm struggling a lot at night, so I'd really appreciate some tips.

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    • WhiskeyWhispers

      322d

      Focused breathing helps me a lot. Anything to get me to focus on something besides my own thoughts. Lack of sleep makes anxiety SO much worse but by focused breathing, it helps my racing heart and dread symptoms quite a bit. ❤️

    • WhiskeyWhispers

      322d

      Focused breathing helps me a lot. Anything to get me to focus on something besides my own thoughts. Lack of sleep makes anxiety SO much worse but by focused breathing, it helps my racing heart and dread symptoms quite a bit. ❤️

    • DogWhisperer

      322d

      I leave my light on when I go to sleep. I listen to dark screen thunderstorm on YouTube. I cuddle with my dog. It's doesn't make it go away 100 percent, but way better than it used to be. ❤️

    • mobilityaidbabe

      325d

      I still don't get the best sleep, but going from a full blown insomniac things I've done to help include: regulating my nervous system, journaling before bed, stretching, tea as a quick rehydrator and herbal relaxant, and most importantly I stopped fighting the thought tunnels and tried to find the root of them to calm the initial panic brought on by my triggers.

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Some people find that listening to rain sounds or a relaxing podcast can help them wind down. Playing a simple game on the phone can also help switch off the brain. Others have found melatonin to be helpful in establishing a sleep rhythm. Some individuals cope by focusing on something else, like humming a song, to get their mind off of the panic attacks.

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