Can sleep. Anxiety? What to do?
April 17, 2008 9:26 AM Subscribe
Can't sleep, think I have anxiety. What can I do?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Normally, I am a good sleeper. I get 7-8 hours a night, wake up refreshed and ready to go. However, the past 2 nights I have gotten horrible (if any) sleep. Last night was the worst. I had a tightness in my chest, my mind was racing with bizarre thoughts (about air traffic control!?), I had occasional shakes, and was tossing and turning. Even after getting up and reading for an hour and a half I went back to be only to experience the same thing. I felt like I had had 10 cups of coffee, even though I hadn't had anything caffeinated yesterday. The tightness feeling in my chest seems to come and go throughout the day, but seems to be the worst when I am trying to fall asleep.
Obviously, I am going to see my doctor about this. I scheduled an appointment, but that is almost two weeks away. Has anyone experienced this before? Is it anxiety? I take care of my diet and exercise, and don't have anything overly stressful going on right now, so I don't understand what the problem could be. Do you have any treatment recommendations while I am waiting to see my doctor?