When worries stop sleep and then you worry about not sleeping

Being awake at an ungodly hour, your mind a tangle of anxious thoughts, is a wretched experience. Whether you’re thinking about work or family worries, the events of the day, or tasks you face tomorrow, it tends to kill off the chance of sleep. It’s a common problem, with “thoughts” second only to “needing to go to the toilet” in the list of sleep disrupters identified by the 20,018 people who completed the ABC’s Sleep Snapshot survey a few weeks ago. And when asked to describe in their own words what sabotaged their sleep, the words “work”, “anxiety,” “stress” and…
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