if i sleep, a doze, a nap and for sure nite sleep i will awaken to a rising anxiety that is near unbearable. if i have a nap or a doze the rest of the day will be this way
I have gad partially related to sleep issues. As soon as i close my eyes to sleep i get an overwhelming feeling of terror and chaos. I know that i am breathing and try to concentrate on taking full, smooth breaths, but what i feel is that i'm suffocating, while falling off a cliff. This is so bad for a period of about 10 min that i cant even reach over to wake my wife to help me, let alone speak or get up to help myself. It all ends after about 15 min and me terrified and sweating. My doctor and i have come to the conclusion that i get the anxiety because i know there might be something i forgot or will miss seeing/doing, and also just thinking to myself before bed that i may not get much sleep and be miserable the next day, my own little paradox. I've tried so many things just shy of the M.J. method, and i get more and more worked up every time something doesnt help. I truly feel your pain. Good luck and be sure to lend any advice if you stumble onto a solution, ill do the same.
Hello glittery 2
I too suffer from GAD and I never alow myself to take a nap because I go through the same thing after waking up from a nap or waking up in the morning because I didn't get enough sleep. What helps me is going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning and not alowing myself to take naps. Naps can be good for some but in my case they throw everything off and cause me to feel horrible.
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